I’ve been incredibly remiss lately in posting to the blog. It’s been five weeks since the last post. I’ve been focusing on what a writer should focus on: his own writing, and I have several projects ongoing.
It’s not that I don’t have material for the blog, but some of it takes time to compile. And while I have been officially retired for a year and a half, those of you who are not yet retired may have heard that you’re busier after retirement that when you worked a regular job. And those of you who are retired know I speak the truth.
That said, I’m taking the easy way out with this post. For the past couple of months, Kristine Rusch has been doing a fascinating and informative set of posts on fear-based decision making, largely (but not exclusively) as it applies to writers and writing.
So far, she’s written eight articles on the topic. I’m not sure if she’s done with the series, but if she isn’t I suspect there will only be one or two more.
THESE ARTICLES ARE WORTH READING! If you are a writer, ignore them at your own peril. They reveal a lot about the state of publishing and things you need to be aware of and to consider if you expect to have any success as a writer in today’s ever-changing world.
Even if you’re not a writer, these articles are highly relevant to many aspects of our lives in our post-Covid-19 world (and far more interesting than most of the daily news).
I offer these links without further comment because I could not possibly add anything that would improve on them.
There’s a lot of reading here and a lot to digest.