I’m a lazy sod and I need to write more often. This morning, while staring bleary-eyed out of the train window day dreaming, I had an idea to get me motivated. It’s partly stolen from another author who used Twitter to share the first chapter of his book in an effort to promote himself. Well, my idea is slightly different. In order to motivate myself, I thought I could use Twitter to post my entire (as yet unfinished) story (one of them). That way, it gives me the motivation to finish the story and edit it along the way.
If it gets some interest that’s fine (and good) though interest is not what I care about, simply motivating myself to get it finished.
I also thought it would be a nice experiment in the Twitterverse. Of course there is one problem. Unless you follow the account from the beginning, you won’t know what’s going on with the story without re-reading the entire thing from the beginning, which means going right to the end (or start) of the timeline – which is a pain. I thought I could counter this by collating all the tweets in one weekly edition. Perhaps I’ll post one tweet a day at 5pm, then release all of them in one blog post on a Sunday or something.
Maybe I’ll start a new Tumblr account or something just for it, so the posts don’t get lost in my ramblings here.
Anyway, if you’re interested, the Twitter account will be @TheLazyAuthor.