Recently (yesterday), I decided to try another Blogging University course because I really wanted to up the productivity of my blog. While a lot of these posts will be able to be publicly seen, I won’t be sharing them much because they’re basically practice. So if you like them, thanks, but I personally won’t care if nobody sees them. This particular post is one of those entries.
I write because I have something to say. Sometimes I don’t really have anything to say, but there’s a lot going on in my head and I just need to get it out. I write because if I don’t put this thought down now, it won’t be accessible to me later. I write because somethings just need to be written.
I blog because it’s productive, and it’s very true to the things that I love. I blog about books because it keeps me remotely regular. I blog about fandom (or entertainment products) because I love to talk about them. I blog about life when I’m not feeling too vulnerable. But I really like to blog. I have so many damned blogs.
I want to write fantasy, but I feel like I don’t have the right words for it. I want to world-build, and get political, but I’m not quite sure how I’ll be able to do it. I also want to write some horror. I think horror is an interesting genre, the more realistic, the better. Nobody wants a self-contained horror with a convenient way to stop things from happening. Horrors need to be messy and fucked up. People should die in the first movie at least. Horrors should tell a deeper story.
Speaking of that, does anyone remember The Gallows? That was a good horror indulgence. A few plot discrepancies, and no need for a sequel, but you could tell there was a love for the genre. Movies like that can inspire horror writers.
NOTE: I realize that all of The Darkness and The Gallows have a tenth of a point difference between them, but, trust me, The Gallows makes much more sense story-wise than The Darkness does. That tenth of a point is everything.
I write because I don’t want to give up on writing. Everyday brings a need to better strengthen my craft. Every day’s writing is necessary to build my word count. Every blog is necessary to build my focus. Praise is definitely a must and always appreciated.
I write because sometimes it’s nice to make these indulgent posts that don’t make any damn sense, but we write them anyway because we just need to post more. And I definitely need to post more.
I write because sometimes 15 minutes is enough time to write 500 words, and sometimes it’s barely enough time to write 50. I write just to get out, because even nonsense is necessary. Sometimes we have to write through the nonsense to get to the things that we actually want to say.