Reading today about the demands on authors to publish at least 2novels a year or more in short stories made me think of the level of pressure that involves.
Journalists and columnists churn out stuff every day. Straight reporting has the search,the research all time consuming. Columnists have as tough a time as the daily blogger. What to write about, where to find the surrounds, facts pictures, the corroborating details, the history, related and in contrast.
Life pushes harder and faster.
There was a timethen I blogged daily. Then wrote episodes of at least 500 words a day before I went to work. Then I got involved in writing website content, nd the need for brevity drowned all. I could hardly string 2 words together without wondering if I could eliminate one without losing meaning.
Horrors, I couldn’t blog.
I have been blogging more or less daily now for 5 years, and have been wondering if this really is my apprenticeship or just a hobby.