As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve given some thought to what this blog needs to be for me and what I want it to be. I needed to get my focus back because things got a bit out of control and I was trying to do a little bit of everything (aka I was stretching myself too thin). I think I’ve been able to get that focus back.
Moving forward I want this to be a space where I can discuss my writing and theatre.
That feels like a wide focus, but in my searching I feel that I was able to identify some key points that will help me keep in line with that focus. First off, the obvious bits related to writing include story updates (i.e. short story and flash fiction sharing, and also updates on my longer works), creative issues I run into, points of inspiration, interesting research or useful resources, and relevant reviews (books, products–notebooks, pens, software, etc.).
Also under that umbrella of “writing” I want to include things that relate to productivity and time management (at the moment that means Bullet Journal updates, but also anything else I may try out or find that works for me) and networking (how I have gone about meeting fellow writers and interacting with creative folks).
As far as my theatre umbrella goes, there’s a lot that will fall under this one, mostly because I find there aren’t a lot of widespread resources for technical theatre on the interwebs. So I will be includeing definitions on theatrical terms, useful tools for techies to have, the process of a stage manager (that’s one of my many jobs), as well as general stories I experience that I think would be helpful to folks that are interested in learing about the theatre life.
I am not trying to overly monitize this blog (I have enough other jobs that adding one more may put me in the looney bin), but if you enjoy what I create in this space and want to help support me becoming a full-time writer via Patreon that’s amazing and you are a wonderful human being (not that you would otherwise be an unwonderful human being, I’m sure you are wonderful in other ways that I am unaware of, but if you’d like to share I’d be happy to listen–well, read, but you know what I mean).
This blogging business is my hobby. I’m didn’t get into it to make a living right now, just to share my writerly thoughts and creative things. Hopefully in the future I’ll sell a few books and be able to spend my days writing instead of hiding in the dark cave that is backstage (I mean, I love my dark cave, but writing in the dark puts a strain on the eyes).
If there is anything that I have shared on this site that doesn’t clearly seem like it falls under one of my umbrellas but you would like to continue seeing it please let me know. I’ll be happy to continue with something if I know you guys like to see it (and I can justify it as remaining with my focus).
That’s all for now I believe, I am polishing up a Bullet Journal update for you guys (I’ve got my 2018 journal set up and raring to go already). I also have a few other post ideas I’ve been sitting and meaning to get out so I’m off to work on some of that (and maybe sneak in a few more pages of reading my book).
Till next time,