What this blog is about

Hi there.
As this is a first post to a new blog by a writer no one has heard of there is every chance I am just talking to myself. Or just me and GCHQ and the NSA if you like conspiracies. Sorry to disappoint any eavesdroppers but this is just a blog about my writing journey; my contribution back to the conversation. My newsletters are where I will talk to readers.

In this blog I plan to focus on three things:

  1. My writing process. How I come up with ideas and turn them into stories. This is very much a work in progress and I am still struggling to perfect my method. I’ll tell you what I’ve learned wart’s and all and I’d be happy to hear about your experience.
  2. Writing that inspires me. The old saying that if you want to write a lot you have to read a lot is true and I am trying to do a book a week. I won’t bore you with book reports but if there is something noteworthy I’ll note it. Even if it will only be read by me and the spies.
  3. The self-publishing thang. I must admit the business of getting your stuff out there in front of readers is something I am a novice at. So I’m happy to share my miss steps in the hope that someone else is reading this and can give me the benefit of their wisdom.

I guess that’s it for now, just need to hit the publish button.

…I just had a thought. In the past, a madman talking to himself in the street was easy to spot. Nowadays anyone with an earphone hanging out can talk away to their heart’s content and we give them the benefit of the doubt that there is a phone connected to the wire and the voice in his head is coming from another person. With a blog, everyone can see if the wire is not connected.