I used this blog as a threat last night. Granted that is like standing in front of 300 Spartans with a stick of rhubarb and accusing them of looking a bit small in their speedos, if I was going to threaten someone with this blog the only way to make it menacing is to use the computer I write as a cudgel.
Thankfully I wasn’t going to use it in a violent way, I am a man of peace and a leaf on the wind. It was an attempt to get someone to write. She knows who she is…it’s Mrs G so now you know as well (I don’t believe in keeping secrets). She would like to be a writer, and I would like that as well. At last count JK Rowling was worth a billion dollars and that’s nothing to sniff at. She spends a lot of time tapping away at a keyboard but as I had to get up in the morning and go to work the New York Times bestseller list has yet to be threatened
She must write a few thousand words a day between emails, role plays, journals and all the other writing she has. The only problem is she keeps it hidden, keeps it safe like a ring of power. There is very little of her work in front of the public domain (with the exception of posts on her blog and fanfiction.net). I feel I’m reasonably prolific, over 360 posts and quite happy to publish anything.
So this blog is also a bit of motivation for her, if I write so much and attract the attention of a publisher (I’m only joking!) that I get to stay at home while Geek Ergo Sum The Movie (starring Will Arnett, Jojo and Ethan Hawke) then it will be another nail in the literary coffin. I write this for something to do on the train in the morning, it’s not a dream of mine to be a well-known blogger (which I suppose is a good thing). I’m just happy that there are people out there who read this and leave a comment.
If I can inspire one person to grasp their dream, and make enough money so I could be sitting at home watching the cricket, then it will be all worth it.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Singular Sensation.”
If one experience or life change results from you writing your blog, what would you like it to be?