Prepared and Back
Monday, 1 February 2010
I’ve taken many forays from this blog. Recently I’ve been constantly doubting myself as a writer and as a blogger. I’ve lost faith in the book market, and I’ve lost faith in myself. I’ve been refused publication, and with that refusal confidence in my blog has suffered.
I logged on today and was surprised by what I found. My blog has received more hits in the past month than ever before. That’s strange, since I wasn’t writing at all. Maybe that’s a sign I’m actually terrible, and people are happier to read my empty blog than read it with my information.
However, I take it to mean that there is a market for this information, there is an interested audience, and I should support this shrinking niche while there’s still time. I promise, from now on, I post daily. I’ve said that before, but I have never been faced with both self doubt and simultaneous motivation like this.
Being denied from writing journals that I thought were sure bets woke me up. I can’t slack on any production. I have to write, write often, and write well. This blog will help me do that.
More importantly, this blog will support the passion of my life. Writing deserves attention, and it deserves an audience. If my blog can give it either of those things, I will be happy.
So what does this mean? Every day I’ll post tidbits, facts, news and info about poetry, prose, books, literature and language that we all love. Hopefully this kindle will flame and produce real interest. It is as important to examine literature’s past as it is to look to its future. I will review hundreds of years of literary production and make it relevant and interesting.
This is our language. This is our art. It will not fade. I’m sorry for my break; it will not happen again.
God Save the Books,