Writer’s confession: I dread blogging my fiction. Despite having created this blog for just that purpose, I hit “Move to Trash” on nearly every post I begin.
The truth is, I’m afraid that if I publish something now that’s not 100% amazing, mediocrity will be forever tied to me.
I’m trying to get better and, as we know, practice is the best way. I want to tell stories that are worth individuals’ time. Ancora imparo – “Yet, I am learning.”
While I love the organization and potential for feedback in the blogging platform, an online record of 1000 sloppy, failed, or unfinished attempts could mar potential future achievements. Perhaps this is why writers have a reputation for being hermits, locked into a cave with hundreds of scribbled journals hidden from daylight.
What do you think: is a blog a smart place for novices to practice creative writing?