I am a day late, but this week that was deliberate. I was waiting for the result of a job interview, and yesterday I didn’t have it yet. Next week it would be old news, so I waited until today, which enables me to announce that I was successful!
Whilst this is good news, all it basically means is that I keep the job I was already doing on temporary promotion, so I’m not suddenly getting bucketloads more money. Alas!
Anyway, after that public service announcement, over to this week’s question.
Look at me! All posting on time and everything and not even having to double up! Let’s see how long it lasts…
This week’s question puzzles me a little bit, but that’s probably due to me being such an amateur writer. The question is: Have you ever wanted to quit writing?
I’m declaring this week lazy week. Not intentionally, but I just saw this week’s question, and remembered that I have already blogged about this before. Not recently – this is a post from back in 2013, when I still wrote posts that went into the thousands of words, so rather than reinventing the wheel and churning out a half-hearted copy of that post, I’m just going to link to it here.
Please note that this is a post from 4.5 years ago, so things have moved on considerably since then. I have, for instance, rewritten my hobbit novel and posted it on my blog (look at the link above marked A Shire Romance).
For the record, the question is When did you start writing fiction, and what did you write?
My original (and very long) post is here.
The original post on Jay Dee’s blog is here.
One thing about doubling these up is that you miss the titles. For this week they are, respectively, Jumping on the Bandwagon and Torturing our Characters. Maybe I can mix that into Jumping on the Torturing Bandwagon?
Maybe not, before people start thinking I’m a Trump sympathiser.
I nearly managed to catch up last week! Just one extra post this week and I’m good. I should be able to do that, surely?
The next question is pretty straightforward, anyway: Do you use beta readers? How many?
Goodness, I’ve got some catching up to do! I’ve been away on holiday for two weeks (which was lovely) and then got sent away for work again (which wasn’t so lovely), and then I had a small operation several days ago (which was even less lovely). But I’m back, I’m on the mend, and I can get back to posting again.
Or I could, if the three-day English summer hadn’t just made its appearance. It’s been around 27 degrees today, and tomorrow it’ll be even hotter, apparently.
To be fair, this question is a short one anyway.
I get the feeling that this week will be pretty short. Actually, the question even asks you to be: Can you briefly describe your writing process?
Right, at its briefest, my writing process is this: I sit down. I type words.