I Should Be Writing A Book, But ….

I Should Be Writing A Book, But ....But blogging is so much fun

Why? Well, first of all, blogs are shorter and much easier to write than a 100,000-word novel. Believe me, that many words is a lot of hard work.

Not only do I have to concentrate for long periods of time, but I also have to make sure that all the words are spelt correctly and that my grammar is perfect.

Whereas, in a blog, I can make little mistakes and drive the Grammar Nazis crazy. Their is nothing that soothes my soul more that having the Grammar Police visit my blog and increase my comment count once they have pounced on my typos and grammar clangers.

I have decided to make there job easier by marking some of my silly errors in bold, to save them time. My only regret is that I rarely have the opportunity to use the Past Perfect or Subjunctive in my blog posts. Now that is where the Grandma Police could really go wild.

Well, they will just have to be satisfied with finding errors in my idiomatic use or my attrocioios speeling. There is more than one way to skin a dog.

Anyway, where was I?

Oh yes. Avoiding my manuscript. I hate the ten thousand word stage. It’s when doubt really sets in, and the thought of 90,000 more words, to be written in severe doubt, sends shivers down my spine.

Yes, its much easier to write a blog post, and think that I am at least writing, something, and at teh same time, keeping the Grammar Police happily in work.

5 thoughts on “I Should Be Writing A Book, But ….”

  1. Christine Robinson

    Yay, Derek! Youze done a great job on this post. Whuts next for the gramma pulize? Chryssa

  2. Andrew Burford

    So very true Derek! But, perhaps the less intense art of blogging can be useful ‘limbering up’ for the marathon of a book? Albeit without the emotional challenges you mentioned.

  3. Hey Derek. I think blogging gives us the sensation of actually doing something productive – while in the long view of writing a novel – we’re isolated and tormented. Maybe.

  4. I’m new to blogging but can totally relate! I’m so close to finishing that novel but blogging is so much fun!

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