The strangest things

I was filling in answers to interview questions yesterday, and it struck me as so strange to think that anyone would be interested in what I have to say about writing. I’m doing it as part of the promotion for the MoH Anthology, of which many of the authors are a lot further along in their writing careers than I am. I can see why people would want to read those, but me?

That said, I write this blog and obviously you wonderful people read it, but that seems different somehow.

I’m by no means a pro. I certainly know that I’m still learning and growing, all I know is what does and doesn’t work for me. And we all know that every writer is different ๐Ÿ˜‰

But, I guess this is the other side of the publishing thing. You put yourself out there in the world, people read what you write, and are entitled to have opinions about it. And you are also entitled to opinions, which other people might in turn be interested in hearing.

It’s not something I’d spent much time thinking about before now.

What is even stranger is that despite the fact it seems odd, I’m not worried about it at all.


2 thoughts on “The strangest things”

  1. Welcome to the other side of the writing world ๐Ÿ™‚ I remember when I was invited to speak at the Rotorua Writer’s Group. I even said ‘ummm … I’ve only published a few short stories …’ but they’d have no bar of it. I think I prefaced my short talk with the fact that this was how I’d come to writing, and this was what worked for me. Everyone had to find what worked for them.

    But I guess that’s what it is. Everyone likes to hear how writers do what they do. It’s partly the whole thing that published writers obviously have ‘the secret’ and we might be able to glean hints at that secret. The truth, however, is rather more mundane.

    It might feel strange, but bask in it all the same! It’s well deserved attention, despite what you might think ๐Ÿ™‚

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