A friend of mine has been encouraging me to start a WordPress blog, but I’ve been hesitant for a couple reasons. The first being that I have no idea what I’d write here (I’ve already got two other blogs, which I don’t update as regularly as I should). The second being that I’m rather self-conscious when it comes to blogging. I don’t think I’m a particularly talented blogger. So many of my friends are amazing bloggers with insightful comments about the world and the arts among other things. I kind of just haphazardly write about . . . whatever. I’m not even particularly good at tweeting! Still, I’ve been brainstorming what I could possibly use my third blog for. I kind of put it on the back-burner while working on my fourth novel. Now that my book is out, I’ve been trying to take it easy before diving right back into the world in my head. I started watching “Leverage” (one of my all-time favorite shows) to unwind. More specifically, I’ve been listening to the audio commentaries. I love audio commentaries. There’s something about listening to passionate people discuss their creations that I’ve always found entertaining. Not to mention fascinating. I’ve always envied my filmmaker friends their commentaries, which sound like so much fun to record. While listening to commentary today, the wheels in my brain got to turning. What if I could do something similar for my novels? Written commentary, similar to the audio commentaries? Could that possibly work? Suddenly, I had an idea for my WordPress blog. I’ll experiment with written commentary, starting with my first novel: Sere from the Green. What will this commentary look like? I honestly haven’t the faintest clue. At the moment, I’m thinking I’ll try to do a chapter a week. There will be spoilers, which I’ll remind readers of in the post title. I’ll try to conduct them similar to audio commentaries: tidbits of process, character, and whatever else I can think of. I’ve had a couple people tell me this sounds interesting, so I’m hoping for good results. I’m hoping to start with chapter one either tomorrow or the day after. So, stay tuned.
“I have always thought of myth as something that never was but is always happening.” ~ Jean Houston, “The Possible Human”
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