Writing Vs Blogging
I began this blog as a writer… to write. But somewhere along the way, the lifestyle blogger overtook the writer. So between Must Have Accessories of Working Mothers and Tips to Choose Day Cares and Review of the likes of Ruby Woo, the writer got left far far behind. I tried to remedy that with NaNoWriMo last year but the manuscript lay idle for a good six months before I picked it again.
“I want to write a book though… this blog was a means to the end… and if it distracts me from writing the book, I should blog less.” Thoughts like these have been playing in my mind for weeks now. The result of that has been that I have been blogging less. But contrary to what are thinking, I have not even been able to work on the book. Offline life events have kept me busy…!
So this morning I thought if giving up on the blog was worth it. I spent a lot of time and effort to nurture it. Yet, the content seems a bit irrelevant to what blogs these days really are. Being friends with some awesome bloggers, I am clearly able to see how my writing and my content is not in the same league. And then I thought of all the books I read where I cringed at the uninspired writing or half baked plots. Every single time I told myself I can do better. The ideas I have for my books, are different. I think they are good and I really really want to write and get them published. Now will these contradicting and conflicting thoughts, I am at a standstill – where I am neither blogging nor writing! sigh…
Need my mojo back!