This blog started as an experiment and a bit of research which took on a life of its own.
I used to want to be a writer somehow, but never felt comfortable with any of the most likely genres – short stories, poetry or non-fiction. I also became increasingly dispirited by what has been going on in the writing business – the consolidation of publishers and book retailers, the weakening of smaller independent voices and gate-keepers. The thing about blogging for which I’m most grateful is that it’s helped me discover that there are different ways of being a writer, and connecting with an audience. The difficult and the exhilarating part is that because all of this is still new, there are no set paths to follow and we each have to find our own way, stumbling with every other step. I still haven’t discovered the sort of things which I really want to be writing yet, but feel I’ve made some progress, especially after I realized that blogging and journaling weren’t competition for my regular writing, blogging is my writing.