Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year; New Resolutions

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Now that the new year has arrived, I find that I must do something about the resolutions I made on December 31 (after a few too many glasses of champagne, I might add.) One of those resolutions - maybe the hardest one - was do something with this blog.


Looking back, I see that I made a huge mistake when tackling the blog thing. That is, the name. The very sight of it makes me cringe: Writing Advice for the Absolute Newbie... What was I thinking? After all, I'm the newbie!

Because of the obnoxious title, I beat my head against the wall every time I want to create a post. I feel a great deal of pressure to give all of this wonderful advice when, the truth is, I don't have a clue about what it takes to be a highly successful writer. After all, if I did, I'd be on the NYT best seller list.

But beyond all of that, I do enjoy blogging. Mostly because I like writing in any form. But there's also the added bonus of seeing that I have 'followers' (which is a strange word to use since it makes me feel like a cult leader or something.) I also love the comments people leave (the nice ones anyhow). And I love reading your blogs as well!

So the blog - despite it's wickedly pretentious name - continues on. More than likely without much advice.

Unless I drink too much champagne, that is.


fairyhedgehog said...

You could a) change the blog's title or b) decide to see it as intentionally ironic. After all, one way to give writing advice to the absolute newbie is to focus on "things I've tried that didn't work" and you don't have to be a published author for that!

Ah, those New Year Resolutions! I'm glad I didn't make any (but also glad that you did!)

Elle Scott said...

Lol - yes, the resolutions always do that to me! I like option (a), but unfortunately, I've tried to change the title, and Blogger won't allow it. And I hate to start from scratch. But option (b) seems like more fun. Great idea. Thanks!

T. Anne said...

I think no matter how many years we have logged under our belts as authors, we're all learning. I appreciate all advice!

La Belette Rouge said...

You could go with 'I meant that title ironically". Who doesn't enjoy a little irony?;-) One of my favorite titles of all time is an ironic doozy, "A Heartbreaking work of staggering genius". That is a title that would give me a big case of writer's block.

Or, like T. Anne said, remember we are all beginners.

Either way, write what you want and no pressure!

Lovely to discover your blog!

Elle Scott said...

Thanks everyone : )

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