17 August 2009 - 10:58 am

Consider me kicked

I have just read a wonderful post about why writers should blog (or blog more, in my case). Lots of good points there!

It’s something that I know I need to work on more. I still have a list of Writing Tips posts that I need to write and put up. And there’s lots of other writing-related shenanigans that I could put in here, too.

As I mentioned in my last post, part of why I started this blog was to chronicle my adventures in writing the Apocalypse Blog. AB started out as an experiment for me, a challenge, and an exploration of lots of different facets of writing. It has grown to take over parts of my life, in ways that I can’t bring myself to mind. It’s fun, it has readers, and I can’t believe it’s still going after nine months.

Last week, it tripped over the 200,000 word mark. See, this is the kind of stuff that I should be putting in here! Also, holy crap. I haven’t ever written that much on one story before.

Also, a very kind person over on a new forum I tripped over last week has done me a cover for AB. As if it was a real book. How awesome is that? I’ll sort out posting it and stuff soon, to share it with you all. In the meantime, you can find it on the AB thread there (I think it’s on the last page).

So. Right. I’m going to make an effort to post more on here. There’s more I want to say about Dillon’s death, and other related musings. Keep an eye out, there will be more here soon!

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  1. Michelle L Devon (Michy) says:

    yay! 200k, man, that’s impressive! See, you SHOULD be blogging about stuff like that!

    Keep writing!

    Love and stuff,

    August 17th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

  2. Mel says:

    Thanks, Michy!

    Yes, more bloggy goodness. Definitely. 😀

    August 17th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

  3. Svenja says:

    That’s a great post; I’d read it before, but it was good to read it again. I should do more of it as well.

    Congrats on the 200k! That’s just, wow. Well done! The cover looks awesome, by the way. 😀

    Also, I’d love to see writing tips from you. That’d be awesome.

    August 19th, 2009 at 12:27 am

  4. Mel says:

    Thanks, Svenja! 🙂

    I have some writing tips up! It has its own category and everything, and I added a shiny new one today. 😀

    I will try to set myself some goals, but sadly, AB posts come first. 😉

    And yes, we loves the cover. We hugs the cover. Happy happy. 😀

    August 19th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

  5. Svenja says:

    *facepalm* Yeah, I totally need to look at things properly. I’ve read them all now though, you’ve got some really unusual but good ones there. 😀

    AB posts should come first, of course! We all want to know what happens next! 😉

    August 19th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

  6. Mel says:

    I shall do my best not to disappoint! 😉

    August 19th, 2009 at 9:58 pm