Tuesday, February 17, 2009

On Writing

It's been a while since I've posted here -- the focus of this blog has been changing for quite some time, same as my foci have been changing. This blog started out being exclusively about writing and publishing, but it's gradually become more about art and computer games.

In the last six months, I've made a decision to focus more on creating computer games for the moment -- I'm better at that than I am at writing, at least for the time being, and it provides satisfaction instead of frustration. Don't get me wrong -- I'll never stop being a novelist -- but there are some things that I just haven't figured out yet about writing novels, and I'm giving myself some time out to find those answers. Writing is the hardest thing I do, as well as one of the most rewarding, and I'm reconsidering my desire to have that be my full-time job. I've have several dozen novels in me, I think, and at twenty-six I have plenty of time to get them out. Even though I'm not actively writing at the moment, I'm reading as much as ever and dissecting the styles and techniques that I see.


Stephen Parrish said...

I thought we'd lost you.

At 26 I didn't yet know what I wanted to say. Take your time, it'll come to you.

Christopher M. Park said...

Nope, you haven't lost me -- but yes, it's partly a matter of what I want to say, and partly a matter of how to say it. I want to take the time to write a few really good books, rather than a lot of mediocre ones. Thanks for the well wishes!