I've been having a think about the entries on this blog because at the moment this is about getting it on the page without much, if any editing and not a lot of proofing, just to put it out there...why? I don't know. I have been looking back at some of the posts so far and I think there is only one that I would leave exactly as it was posted. The rest would be re-written, edited and generally fucked around with before I would be happy with them.
Hey, so that's a good thing, right?
'Cos that means I am stacking up a store of stuff to hack about (maybe) later, or at least draw inspiration from.
One of my journalism lecturers said 'Murder your darlings' in a lecture last week. In other words don't be precious- if you are particularly pleased with something then beware! It might not be all that you think it is. Which is funny because I thought I had been really clever about something I had written the following day in a creative writing seminar, and when I read it out I realised it was a load of old cliched crap.
But also, I don't know if I would have had the guts to do this before. In the last few years I have been challenging my demons and this seems to be part of the deal.
And so, what is written on this blog is about learning to write and about the writing process. Apart from all the random stuff I actually write about.