Hi, I’m back again. I brought some gifts from the land of procrastination and they all smell like rubber fish. Hey, no seriously, good to see you again. I’ve honestly got so much to catch up on, a lot has happened and I’m not just saying that as a generic excuse. A lot has actually happened. So much so in fact that I’ve been putting off returning because I’ve got so much to write about, and I’m dreading starting up that mountain without my trusty sneakers. Ok, so I’m going to break it all down into different topics and post over the next few days.
This blog has become a bit of an advertisement board. I didn’t mean it to be. I became busy for a while, which broke my routine, and then i never quite got back into the routine – wet jeans. My blog is wet jeans. I’d much rather it was some fluffy pyjamas or something I’d be happier showing to the public! I was just thinking of comfort and not of the fact that I want lots of people to see this, become interested and pay me money for what I make. I make stories, in pyjamas, but that’s beside the point.
Happy birthday to Blog! Happy birthday to Blog. Read on for a boring account of my first year blogging here.
One problem I have had through out my entire time online is just how much there is to do and manage. If you’re a normal person (i.e. not an artist) I can imagine that it doesn’t matter if you are only on one social media and concentrate on that, but as an artist I feel I have to be in as many places as possible and be active on all of them to draw attention to my work.
It’s been a neglectful couple of weeks. I’ve been getting used to my new job, which is in itself super busy, and that meant holding off on posting regularly here and on some of my social media. I made sure I’ve stayed up to date with the chapters of my novel and Twitter is easy to work in, but some others have suffered. Now I’m wondering how to use them now I get back into it.
Obviously, I am not entirely qualified to give advice on publishing since, as the title says, I haven’t published anything in the past. The future is another matter, but I don’t want to blow your tiny 3 dimensional minds with my advanced knowledge. So instead I’m going to make this a theoretical process post by discussing what I plan to do to publish my debut novel. You can tell me if you think it is a good idea and I will ignore you either way. Only joking, I’d love the attention and help. I’m dying over here.
I’m quitting Facebook soon and I’m going to concentrate on my Twitter, Wordpress, Deviantart, and for the time being, Instagram. The latter is owned by Facebook, but is not quite so fascist with its policies yet.
My current course finishes in the summer, and I’ve decided to go straight on and do a Masters.
Sickness has been plaguing me recently. So, I might be a bit slack with blog work the next few days, but I am going to try and get an interview set up for next week.
I think the most important thing I’ve learned is that it’s okay not to fall into a category. I used to spend too much time writing to fit into a mold and I was always unhappy with the end result. So I suppose I learned the joys of freedom. Now that I write what I want, how I want, I’m much happier.