What You Want

I’m going to be painfully honest with you today, word nerds. Well, it will be painful for me. Probably not for you.

Every writer is constantly trying to maintain a delicate balance between two conflicting sides when she writes (or he writes, if you prefer).

One one side are the things the writer wants to write. These are the deep things, the stories and words dear to the heart.

On the other side are the things readers want to read. Specific genres, tropes, character types, etc.

Ideally, when a writer puts a piece out into the world, it’s both what the writer wanted to write and what the reader wants to read. Sometimes the writer has to compromise to make that happen.

That’s where the painful honesty comes in: I’m starting to think that this blog is more about what I want to write than what you want to read.

See that right there? That’s my heart. Out in the open. Please don’t step on it.

Now, I’m not begging for affirmation (well, I’m trying not to), I just want this blog to be a place where people who have similar taste to mine can discuss the things they love. But right now, I kind of feel like I’m shouting into an empty room.

So my question is this: Do you like what I’m doing now or are there certain things you want to see me write about? Are you shy or do you feel uncomfortable sharing your thoughts? What can I do to change that?

I do have some changes planned. You may have noticed that I changed the layout. I’m also planning on sharing a short story starting in May.

Sure this blog has my name on the top, but in my mind, it’s all about you readers. So let me know. What do you want to see on this blog?

Until next time, word nerds!

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