This is the last blog in the series of twelve. I’m close to finishing the rough draft of the book, so this week is about tying up loose ends. Here’s the big thing I’ve learned about blogging. Instead of taking away from writing my novel, blogging has enhanced it. Knowing that I have to post–so just do it already–has carried over into the longer work. Instead of worrying if the scene isn’t right, I’m writing the scene.
Yesterday, it wasn’t possible to write. Despite the circumstance, I itched to get to the page. This is a change. The need to write is a compulsion that, before, escaped my cognizance. Blogging has helped to redefine necessity.
It’s not a secret to those who know me, but I have perfectionist tendencies. Blogging is all about celebrating imperfection. Get it done, and get it out there.