Spoiler alert: It's about worth.
But does this epiphany interest anyone besides me? These tangents without context?
Writing fiction every day is strange, because I spend all this time in places I can't share. By the time the stars align and I find a market, the story of 'how it came to be' is history.
Accidental rhyme, I swear. Put down the pitchfork.
For example, I mailed a play yesterday. In four months, I can expect a postcard back telling me they received the submission. It could be a year before the play is formally rejected.
So does the account of its creation even matter?
I don't know. It's useful for me to look back and see how I'm growing as a writer. But if I'm the only one who cares, why don't I just document my 'growth' off-line? If I'm going to the trouble to post this kind of minutia, then shouldn't it be entertaining? Shouldn't I have the audience in mind?
Again, I don't know. I've done it both ways. When I wrote my first entries online in 1996, I made a big deal about writing for myself. Screw all y'all. Eventually I realized that was a lie. If online journaling/blogging was just for me I'd write on napkins and stow the shredded paper in a box.
I've always liked napkin stories.
Quick digression: At the live D&D show at PAX, the DM wrote clues around the curvy lines of a soccer ball, so the players had to pick up the ball and turn it over and over to read the text. I think it's so cool when the act of reading a story is a part of the story.
Forcing myself firmly back to the point, this next bit would work better with a fancy quiz, full of radio buttons and an evolving bar chart. I don't have that.
But, if you would be so kind to answer, is there anything you'd like me to write more or less about? Photography? Personal finance? Writing process? Booze? Books? Diet/exercise? Celebrity gossip? At one time or another I've touched on all these subjects. Except for the gossip one, which well, I won't do.
Let me know, if you would. I'm curious.
Or, if that question doesn't interest you, how do you approach blogging? Do you write for an audience or yourself?