Janet Street-Porter apparently said “Blogs are for anoraks who couldn’t get published any other way.” I’ve used this quote before in one of my posts, but I have never used it as a dig or a slur on Janet herself, or intended it to be used that way. Whether she actually said it or not is another thing, although she has been quoted as saying it many times. However, whether she said it or not, I use the quote today to highlight the fact that I am an anorak.
I’m ‘having a go’ at storytelling. Not in a book kind of way, or even a short story kind of way. I’m having a go at writing an on-going story. I’m having a go at publishing my story this way, rather than any other way. Hence the ‘I’m an anorak’ comment.
I’ve had the intention of writing a book for years, but never got around to starting it. I have a list of characters as long as my arm to use, loads of random ideas for situations for the characters to find themselves in, and as many pages to write as is needed. At least this way, I can get started. In fact, I wrote about starting it on 13th May 2010, in my first post on this blog. I have a feeling that I tend to take my time over things…
I enjoy writing in this blog, and this will give me something else to write about.
I won’t be writing the story in every post either. My One Minute Rambles will continue, as will my other waffles, but every once in a while, and more often than not, I’ll add a further few lines to the story I am building.
I’ve added the Creative Commons licence just in case my writing becomes a worldwide hit overnight. Well, you never know. Clancy Farquhar may have that special something that has been missing in the entire history of the written word. I’m sending a Cosmic Order for this, or something far better, and believe that it can happen. I do, however, need to make a start.
And I have.
Oh, sometimes, the parts of the story may just be ‘fillers’, to bridge the gaps, so to speak. Everything will fit together in the end.
Everything has a way of working out in the end.