National Blog Posting Month – Day 28
Yesterday, I titillated and regaled you with my tales of woe and success (not really, I just always wanted to use that phrase). So since today is the last day of National Blog Posting Month, I thought it fitting to outline my plans for the future. Edge of your seat stuff; right?
First of all, it was a great experiment, but I’m not going to blog every single day. I’m going back to once a week, maybe more if I have some other content I want to get out in a timely manner. It’s just too time-consuming, and I’d rather use that time to write fiction. I only have a limited number of hours in the day, so I need to try to use them constructively. And honestly, I don’t have that much to say. But once a week (occasionally more) I can put out some free fiction or write a blog article that someone might actually want to read. So… if you are reading this after Sunday night (2/28/10), my next posting probably won’t be until Friday.
Second, I’m going back to posting #fridayflash every Friday via Twitter. I’ll post new fiction on my blog, then ‘tweet’ it with the hashtag #fridayflash. I love it. I love the community that’s grown up around #fridayflash, the authors I’ve started following via the hashtag, and really love writing very short fiction. I felt like I was getting much better at it when I took this month off to concentrate on my editing, but I don’t think I should have taken the break. Looking back, I should have kept up, and maybe part of my lack-of-drive on the editing project had to do with my giving up something that I really got a lot out of.
Third, I plan on submitting more of my short fiction for publication. I’m very excited about being published in The Best of 2009 #FridayFlash Anthology, and I want to start submitting more of my work. I’ve been nervous about it (terrified actually), but I don’t want to put it off any longer. I need to stop being a coward and just do it. And who knows? Someone else might like my work too.
Finally, I want to keep experimenting. I’m not saying that I’ll stop any of my other projects, but rather that I’m not going to be afraid to try new things or experiment with novel approaches to old things. If that means that I make mistakes along the way, well I’ll learn as I go. I was thinking (once I finish my edit of my first novel- which I will pick up again after a break) I might try writing a serial.
Until next Friday, have a great week!