Monday, October 12, 2009

Regularly Scheduled Internet Surfing

I feel as though I've let my readers down lately. In reading back over my posts, they are often too short and without substance. If I've learned anything about writing, it's that writing is hard at times. What do you write about when no ideas come to you.
I think it is a function of outside forces. Jobs get hectic, you have other things in your life that are important too and each thing takes time. It comes down to making choices.
I haven't watched a TV show from start to finish in months. I always get the feeling I should be doing something else...something more important.
To write well, you have to read well. There are so many good writers out there that you could spend a lifetime of reading and you still not scratch the surface. To write well, you also must study. The more I learn about writing, the more I realize I don't know squat.
OK, I'm through beating myself up. Please go back to your Regularly Scheduled Internet Surfing.


  1. Every artist is their own most severe critic. Don't worry about it, you're doing fine.

  2. Ken Owens1:12 PM

    I agree with Granpappy, don't sweat it. Sometimes you are a little too critical of yourself. A lot of good novels have their own amount of "filler".
    The way I look at it as a reader, it feels good to just "waller" in the clover at times, though I might not find the Four Leaf every time.


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