25 Jan 2013

Self Help Bookings

Author: will | Filed under: LBC, Uncategorized, Writing

I'll admit that sometimes best intentions don't work out as well as expected.
I joined the LBC, the Loose Bloggers Consortium the idea was that I'd write more.

Then life got in the way. In my case, a new job in a new city.

Well, I'm about to return home*. I have plans, and things to work out (and a new job). But I think I'll have regular time to sit down. Eventually as I don't know my time-table properly and I have at least 3 games to write for the classes I'm mentoring.
But one of my half brain-farted ideas was to write a book.
Or at least a story… so…

I'm wondering if instead of writing the usual "insight based on the topic of the week" if I could get away with writing an essay or a short story with the topic in mind.
And furthermore, string all the stories in to a (semi?) coherent narrative.

I do have the characters in mind, but I didn't have the, well, will to do it.
I can either do these as the usual LBC posts, or pull these off for a different day of the week (I might also re-wind the clock back to the start of January to give me a run up).

Besides, according to some self-help books you need to declare your intentions to do X, that way you can't back away from X.

So, any objections at this attempt to help myself to actually do something unusual?

* It's complicated, but I'm not going to explain personal geography on a system that archives and logs everything I write

This is a Loose Bloggers Consortium post on the theme of “Self Help”.
To find out that the others in the consortium think, check out, …
Delirious, Maria/Gaelikaa, Maria SilverFox OCD writer, Padmum, Paul, Ramana, The Old Fossil, Grannymar.

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6 Responses to “Self Help Bookings”

  1. Delirious Says:

    I do think that many of the consortium members joined this group to push them to write more. For me, it wasn’t so much about the writing opportunity as the friendly community. In fact, I don’t even use very good grammar in my writing, and I don’t really try very hard to use it. I pretty much write the way I talk. But I do think that writing is good practice, and I think that if you are on the road to writing a book, any writing improves our skills, even if the improvement isn’t in the grammar area. :)

  2. Rummuser Says:

    No, no objections whatsoever. I look forward to reading more than just the LBC posts as well though some of the topics that you write about are googlies for me!

  3. will Says:

    Delirious do not worry too much about correct grammar, that is something to which I will not put (grammatically correct but sounds terrible).

  4. will Says:

    Rum, googlies? That’s just not cricket.

  5. Maxi Says:

    Whatever works for you, Will. No objections from this little corner.

    Blessings ~ Maxi

  6. Grannymar Says:

    Blame Buffy for my late attendance, Sir! She came with Elly & George for the weekend and I had to play with her.

    Remember we are a loose crowd at the LBC and we each find our own way to approach a topic. I like the sound of what you propose.

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