Are Blogs Draining? The title for this entry occurred to me whilst I was putting the finishing touches to my new short story soon to be released at a Codey's World near you. (don't hold your breath it needs editing yet.)
It seemed to me that just maybe, blog writing may drain the creative impulses away from the writing of a good story, or a bad one for that matter.
If we put in a lot effort in the short term to make sure our cute insightful blogs are fun, interesting or just plain readable, does that deplete our creative energy? Does it concentrate our resources into the blog when they should be going into our stories?
On the other hand, yes I have two of them, does writing anything, even a blog keep the impetus to write, alive? Is there a line of demarcation one should watch, just to make sure that the literary prize is not being hi-jacked by some frivolous but clever blog remark?
Are our darkest moments revealed in our blogs actually the stuff upon which our novella dreams thrive?
So perhaps the blogs should be simple statements of fact devoid of creative writing.
How can an author lower himself to do that? We write and must write as best we can.
So if the blog bogs down the creative drain
then the blog shall be first to block the bog
and we authors will need to be plumbers
to unblock the bogs of our minds so that
the s**t can flow freely once again.
Or am I missing the toilet paper here?
Goodness me, after all that, I feel quite flushed.