Previously from the category On Life
Honestly, this is just a post to talk about Quarterstories itself for a moment or two. If you’re not interested in something like this, there are many more stories to enjoy.
So, why the random update post?
It’s just to explain a few things, but mostly to explain why I’m dropping the On Life article on Thursdays from the weekly lineup.
Being young, I feel I lack the necessary experience to draw from in order to deliver something as complete and genuine as an article under such a title should be; this and the fact that it feels very rushed in my opinion. This rushed feeling leads to sloppiness, and I feel like it’s a waste of my time, as the writer, to conjure such mediocrity. Ergo, it’s a waste of your time to read such garble.
On top of that, I’d prefer not to end up sounding like every other self-help coach on the web, didactic and bloated.
Aside from the lack of experience, It’s the content itself that’s starting to bore a hole in my creativity. I feel like I hit 2018 pretty hard with upping the amount of stories and articles released, but sometimes you need to take a step back and remember why you started in the first place.
I wanted to use this site to relish in the art of telling a good story, but it was still very much in it’s early stages of development when I made this requirement of myself to write so much in a brief period of time. Needless to say, it started getting a bit top heavy for me.
I started Quarterstories because I wanted to write, plain and simple. The problem is that the foundation hasn’t solidified well enough to carry that kind of load.
I’m reluctant to admit defeat over something like this, but any person needs to know their limits. It’s not just for pride’s sake, but I value each of my readers as much as my writing. I don’t want to waste your time with something only half-heartily written.
It’s because of this that I’d rather deliver a few good stories than a truckload of bullshit. I respect each of you more than that.
The short of it, I’m gonna take this time developing Quarterstories into what it was originally meant to be here for, giving a good story.
The Lighter Side
I’m still going to be writing for Quarterstories, Short fiction every Sunday, Daily Prompts aren’t going anywhere either (I enjoy writing the damned things too much), and the On Writing articles will be shifted to Wednesday mornings to both level the schedule and have a much more smooth and complete delivery on the topic.
I’m sure this will change again before it’s said and done, but shifting tides lead to calm water.
Now, what do I do with all of this extra time?
I can promise better chapters for Undecided Title. Honestly, brainstorming names for this piece is a damn nightmare, if only because I know, for the most part, what’s going to happen. I just haven’t written it.
I’ll also have more time for reading. This includes stories, books, informative pieces, and your blogs as well. At the end of the day I need that escape to recharge the creative batteries. Can you blame me?
Lastly, it’ll give me the opportunity to finish this rickety foundation and begin searching for a few ways to make something out of this whole thing, whatever the hell it ends up being.
At the end of the day, I just want to thank everyone whose taken the time to read my work. I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Even if nothing ever comes of it, I can say that I have a humble audience, but this audience, I’m proud to say, seems to be growing more every day. Apart from that, there’s nothing else left to do but keep my pen to the page and keep writing.
Until next time, dear reader.