I just had one of those moments, the eye
opener. Last post I talked about cringing when writing a love/sex scene
but you know what there are worse things. I follow ablogby a lady called Marie Lavender which I will link in a moment and
she makes some wonderful points. I am hoping that people I know will
understand that starting thisblogwas in no way some sort of ego trip.
I understand I don't know anything about writing so I am not setting
myself up here in a cushy corner as an expert on what it takes to write despite
the fancy title of myblog.
I started this to voice my fears and that
of others I know and some I don't about taking that first step into this very
challenging, frightening but above all seductive world of the word on the page.
On reading this particular piece of Marie'sblogI suddenly realised that I may know what I am doing this for but
it is so open to misinterpretation by others. Actually a lot in life is
like that and I could tell you stories (notice I didn't say write). So I
am going to do two things - tell you why I started this and then let you read
some good stuff aboutwriting about writing.
I started this to create two audiences.
The first audience I hoped for is people like me so there could be a
forum of a million and one things about this process we suddenly find ourselves
a part of. I wanted a place to express those hopes, dreams and fears. I am
lucky to have met both Kay and Alison so I don't travel this path alone.
My eldest daughter also understands this need to do this and I am hoping
she may add her voice. She is very talented but has pushed aside her
writing at least for now so this venue may entice her from time to time whilst
she sorts out other priorities.
Secondly I am selfishly hoping to build an
audience for my coming books. People that read this will know I am open
to their ideas and thoughts and for me that means I get better. I have to
be honest - I am a writer because I write but I want to be a writer who is read
so thisbloglets people, or I hope it will, have their say on improving what I
do. I will listen, I may resist and argue but I will listen because I
want to make people happy if only for a few hours.