Word Count this morning: 1056
Word Count now: 2000
This blog, created partly as an act of recovery from the traumatic event of August 24, is meant to be a literary blog, about "writing" more than the "writing life" and certainly not a "me, my girlfriend, her dog, and our holiday in the Sahara" composition!
Model blogs can be seen here
I'm grateful to the town-hall library assistant (I forgot to ask for his name) who showed me how to set up this blog and how to use it.
I've just discovered that danielle steel has just started blogging.
Actually, I'm not a fan, have no plans to be, haven't read any of her books, but have been fortunate to have dated in the distant past not less than four fanatical 'danielle steel' fans.
I almost wasn't going to read the blog, but, being a new blogger myself, and having been trawling the internet in search of writers' blogs, to get an idea of what to do and what NOT to do, I thought I should have a look see.
What do I think?
I'm not one to run writers down, but a super-writer like Ms. Steel surely wouldn't mind some feedback.
'This is the first blog I’ve ever written,' she says.
Same with me.
But that is where the sameness ends. It's a bit annoying to see the blog being portrayed as Ms. Steel's creation, when anyone with half a brain can tell that successful popular writers do not have the time for such things as blogging. She probably has designated half a dozen of her assistants to rotate the posting amongst themselves.
With me, on the other hand, struggling writer, what you see is what you get. And if I succeed (wake) before I give up (die), I swear I will write my blog myself, till the end.
In Ms Steel's second post, she says "Now that we’re getting to know each other a little better, I will confess that I have an extremely silly sense of humor."
What further evidence do we need to support the hypothesis on authorship outlined above? Who confesses on their blog that they have a sense of humor? If you have a sense of humor, it will show on your blog, if you are a manic-depressive, it will show. No need to tell anyone. I can bet my missing novel that Ms. Steel, even at gunpoint, would not have said something that silly on her blog. I could ask any of my ex-girlfriends', if you want to hear confirmation from horses' mouths.
Only an intern could have pulled that off. On poor Ms. Steel's behalf.
Being a commercially successful writer has its pros. But the negativity of the cons is worse than the positivity of the pros.
I HAVE TO GO NOW, MY TIME'S UP. I COULDN'T GET SPACE AT THE TOWN HALL LIBRARY TO USE THE INTERNET (WHERE I TYPICALLY GET AN HOUR), SO I HAD TO COME TO THE UNIVERSITY, WHERE ALL I GET IS 15 MINUTES PLUS VILE LOOKS FROM BAD-TEMPERED LIBRARIANS...
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