One thing impressed upon me at last year’s Worldcon (Aussiecon 4) was the importance of having a presence on the interwebs for writers. For published authors it’s all part of marketing and publicity, while for unpublished writers it’s considered an indication that one is taking the business and craft seriously — another form of marketing I guess.
I have been blogging anonymously about writing and other things (including travel, books, cinema and anything else that takes my fancy) for several years. Today, in the spirit of my new year’s resolution that this year writing comes first, I hereby inaugurate a new blog in my own name dedicated to my writing life.
I’m intending to explore the whole writing process in more depth than I have been doing on my other blog, which has readers who I can only assume are not interested in the intricacies of such issues as characterisation and point of view. I don’t know whether this new blog will be interesting for other writers — I hope it will be. The only thing I can be sure of is that it will document my journey towards finishing a novel I’ve been working on for a while now, while helping me to believe in myself as a writer. This is the year when I’m going to be brave.