I’ve been giving this blog, and my writing in general, a lot of thought lately.
I haven’t felt happy with what I’ve been putting out for a while now, and by a while I mean the last three months. I was struggling to put my finger on what it is exactly that I don’t like about what I’ve been doing lately and the best I’ve been able to come up with is that what I’ve been producing has no real depth. It’s all very ‘thin’, at least I think so.
It’s incredibly frustrating, as I know I can do better, I can produce better blogs, better chapters, and better editing. When I look back to the beginning of the year, I feel that I was putting out better content and better WIP work.
I’ve been trying to figure out the reason for the drop in quality and it took an embarrassingly long time for me to realise that I am rushing stuff. It’s that bloody simple, I’m rushing things to get them done by deadlines that I made up.
With the cause of the problem clearly identified I needed to figure out how to fix it.
The solution was obvious, but I didn’t like it, I still don’t.
But like all writers (I like to think all writers anyway) I want to produce good content. Even if that means producing slightly less of it.
So, in an experiment, I’m going down to one blog per week. We’ll see if the quality improves when the quantity decreases.
My current plan is to try this for a couple of months and see what happens. My very optimistic hope is that I pull my head out of my bum, increase the quality and then after a couple of months I can go back to posting twice a week consistently.
Finger crossed and any feedback you might like to give would always be appreciated 🙂