Thursday, 20 March 2014

In Which I Mention Hope. A Lot!

So I did mean to make another post yesterday but then things happened and I didn’t have time. Now though I’ve finished the little bit of work I did have for today and I can finally make the post that I intended to make yesterday. I want to share with you all the things that I have planned for the blog. There are a lot of things that I want to do, the primary idea is to establish a schedule for posting stuff up on here.

Some of my other ideas are several collections of posts around a similar theme. One I want to be is an ‘A to Z of Writing’. It’ll basically be an alphabetised explanation of different things related to writing. Each post should (hopefully) revolve around a single letter, starting at A and ending at Z (duh?!). These will be posts that (hopefully, again) I will have worked on before the post date, planning them and writing them and turning them into beautiful polished pieces of writing. Or at least pretending to. Another series that I want to write is ‘A to Z of Life’ that is basically similar to the writing A to Z but focused on things linked to general life, rather than being focused on writing. Again there should, hopefully, be about 26 posts for that series. Because you know, 26 letters in the alphabet and all. One final series is going to be ‘The Life of a Novel’ with me comparing planning and creating a novel to the life and development of a human being, from start to finish, particularly focusing on the similarities between the two. In theory right now it’s going to be about And now, before I start sounding like I’m writing a proposal for a dissertation I’m going to stop. I’m being very ambitious, I know that and hopefully (there’s that word again) I’ll be able to finish them and see them through. Does it sound cool yet?

I’m also going to delve into the world of book reviews. I read a lot of books, some of them amazing and some of them that I end up wondering why the hell I actually spent money on them. I want to share my thoughts on these books with people but don’t know anyone who really wants to hear it all. I’ll probably put those reviews on Goodreads too and possibly even Amazon. I’m hoping to do one of those a week but we’ll see how that goes with my, admitably, ever increasingly busy schedule (blimey that was a bit of a complicated sentence wasn’t it? I hope that makes sense). Sometimes I just want to gush about books. Sometimes I want to rant about certain books. Sometimes I just want to ask why parts of books are so confusing to me and hope for some clarification.

All of this will be on top of regular posts about my general life, work and writing. It’s ambitious, I know this. I’ll probably get other ideas for posts that I want to make, I know this too. And I’m hoping, really really hoping, that I can keep it up and stick to what I’ve got planned. As to that schedule I mentioned? I’m thinking posts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with an occasional post on Sunday or if something amazing happens that I can’t wait to share with the world. Let’s face it though, that last one is unlikely to happen because my life, while nice enough for me right now, is BORING!

So what do you think? Am I a bit too ambitious? Do you reckon I’m biting off more than I can chew? Or do you think I can handle it? Can you think of any topics that you really want to see me post about? Do you just want to be super supportive and encourage me on? Let me know, I always love comments and try to reply to them if I can.

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