Tuesday, January 25, 2011

An experiment in blogging

I've decided to start blogging less frequently.

See, every time I write a post, I see that it's been a month or two or three since my last one, so I decide I ought to post more often.  The result seems invariably to be that I in fact blog less, so I'm theorizing that making the opposite decision will lead to opposite results (i.e., I will in fact post more often).  I suppose we'll find out, in a month or so.

It's been about five months since I last posted anything about writing.  That's as it should be, I suppose; a blow-by-blow commentary on my writing process would get dull rather quickly.

Anyway, after a couple more false starts on the new novel I decided my problem was that I had plans for what my characters would be doing in a future story and was trying to accommodate those.  So I dusted off the first chapter of my second attempt, changed all the names, completely disassociated it from the future storyline, and proceeded from there.  I'm now on chapter six, and about a third of the way through the rough draft, and this is probably the last status report I'll post until I reach the end.  Which, at the rate this thing is going, will probably be rather a long time from now.