Who has time to write a blog? No one.

I’m at the coffee shop eating my oatmeal with walnuts, brown sugar and raisins. I’m thinking, “I want to write that blog entry on why I switched to writing my novel in first person.”

But first I have a class I start teaching tonight and I haven’t outlined the syllabus. I need to mulch the yard and trim the bushes. I need to update a website for my day job. Oh, and I have a video to edit for the same job. I could go on.

So if I’m suppose to be a prolific writer, why blog?

The purpose of this blog is to monitor the progress of my novel. I’ve written about singing in the shower and a trip to Nashville. So, focus, Andy, focus!

I’m thinking of starting a blog for different areas in my life: my graphic design; my teaching; my spiritual beliefs; my running and eating habits. That way this blog can focus on my novel.

I really intend to write more pithy blog entries for now on. And link to helpful advice on writing.  Here’s one:

“Has this happened to you? You want to write some new posts for your blog, but nothing’s coming to you. You’re just sitting there, with those blank white pixels taunting you, until your eyeballs hurt.”

Read more . . .

Oh, and that blog entry on why I switched to first person? I’ll write that this weekend.


Author: andrewmfriday

Two things I love to do the most include graphic design and writing. I was an editor at a publishing company for several years; I saw the graphic designers at work and thought, 'I'd like to do that.' So I went to art school. I love to read, write and draw. Yes, I am a creative nerd type. I like to read all kinds of books, but science fiction and fantasy is my guilty pleasure. Why am I keeping this blog? It's just a place to keep my thoughts. My brain is getting too full to store them all, so this place is a good annex.

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