I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to write here.
I know I initially said I’d be doing rants, commentary on pop culture, and other random stuff. But the more I’ve thought about it, the less I want to write those things. At least not on a regular basis. While those things are entertaining, they are temporary distractions at best.
I want to create something more lasting here. Something which can be read and enjoyed months, if not years, from now.
I want to share inspiring things.
I want to explore my work process. Talk about other people’s processes. I want to talk about my stories. And share as much of the behind-the-scenes stuff as I can here. From writing to promotion to writing this blog. Whatever struggles and whatever joy I encounter along the way.
I have no idea if a lot of people want to read that stuff. But I know it’s the kind of inside look that I enjoy reading.
I’ve always had a fascination with reading the thoughts of writers, philosophers, and pretty much anyone involved in some creative pursuit. Even if I don’t like a writer, I sometimes enjoy reading about the writer, especially when he/she is doing the writing!
So even if I am writing this for the smallest of niches, that’s okay.
READING BEHIND THE SCENES
Last night, I discovered David Seah‘s website. I found him thanks to some cool productivity worksheets which he created and which you can download or buy. As a procrastinator, and someone who often feels overwhelmed, I was searching for a system which made sense yet wasn’t overly complicated or required me to read a whole damned book to utilize it. I love his worksheets. There is a clarity to them which I’ve not seen in other systems.
But as I was on his website, I started reading his blog which details a lot of his processes and his struggles to do things more efficiently. And the more I read, the more I liked the guy. He’s not writing fiction (that I know of) but I very much enjoy reading what he has to say about his own stuff.
And that’s when I decided I would follow suit.
While I’ve had some popularity as a cartoonist, and as a humorous blogger, I’m still relatively unknown as a fiction writer, which makes this a good time to experiment with this level of naval gazing, I suppose.
I am writing this for the audience which is not yet here, those who are curious to read more from the person behind the stories, and the curious who have followed me from one creative endeavor to another.
Most of all, though, this is a way to connect with you.
Thank you for reading,
I’m juuuust a touch late to the party, but that’s the wonder thing about blogs, innit? Keep on being Dave, you’re (dare I say it??) inspiring!