When the world is not shut down, ordinarily I write my blog post—based on two different daily word prompts—and then move onto my next task. Usually something related to my role as a netball coach to two separate squads.
However, the world is shut down and I find I have extra time on my hands. I recently discovered Fandango’s FPQ, so I figured I may as well join in, for as long as spare moments permit, anyway.
So, today’s provocative question as posed by Fandango, is ‘When it comes to your blog, what makes you tick?’
Good question, and indeed provocative.
For me, my blog is a place where, presently, I cling to writing. You see, I’m in a funk with my manuscripts. Although, the one I have finished I’m sending off for a professional appraisal and line edit, so I hope to soon feel embers of creativity sparking. But my second manuscript, I can’t face right now. All I see is characters I despise, plot holes and blank pages and I don’t know how to fix it. I know this is normal and every writer experiences similar moments.
Back to my blog, then. It’s a place where I write short, shitty stories and I feel like I’m a writer. It’s where I connect with friends from all around the globe who cheer me on, assure me that my stories are not complete shite. Honestly, I never knew there’d be people out there who were, and continue to be, interested in the musings of my mind. Those times when I publish a story that’s moving or thrilling, it hits the mark, or somehow it just works, makes me think my attempts to write are worthwhile. I guess I find it as a place that urges me and encourages me to not totally throw away my dream of being a ‘real’ writer. Whatever that is!
Not sure if my response has adequately answered the question, but it’s been fun to ruminate over!