(1) All writers are different - what works for you as a writer may not work for another writer but often writers fall into categories (panster/plotter, write-first-edit-later/edit-while-you-write) and your writing tips will ring true or help a group of writers somewhere.
(2) Right post at the right time - I have read some great articles on marketing lately but currently I'm in the editing stages so the posts I will usually read thoroughly are the ones on editing. When I first started writing, I gobbled up the writing articles. And, hopefully someday soon, I will devour any marketing articles I come across because that's the phase I'm in. Writers are always in different phases and so differnt articles will always appeal to someone out there. Even if it's been said before.
(3) It's motivational - I don't know how many times I can read a post about writing or editing--and it will be advice I've heard before hundreds of times--and get off my lazy heiny and write. Thank you, bloggers!
(4) You'll regret not doing it - Someday, after your 50th book, you'll be asked by your publisher to write a memoir or book on writing. Or, you'll be asked a question about your writing life and be glad you wrote it down on your blog. Because, if you're like me, you can't remember what you did last week or remember where your coffee cup is... oh, found it. Remember, people, it's a blog--a weB LOG--a way to keep track of your progress, not only for your crazy stalker fans but for you. How many months did it take you to write the first draft of your first book? You'll know if you kept a log. How many agents did you query before you landed your first contract? You'll know if you kept a log. How naive were you? You'll know if you kept a log.
So, Stardate 12058.3 (and yes geeky fans, this is based on the actual Trekkie formula), Clarissa wrote a post about writing and as of this date, she's on the
millionthninth round of editing her first book (nearly at the end of the round--only two days left) before a few final edit rounds. Take that, memory!
What reasons have I forgot? Why do you blog?
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