Because writing is not pretty

I Am Going To Post Fiction Here

I am a writer. We are all writers. The folk at Medium can say they are building a platform or a community all they want but what they have done, what this place is now, this platform, is a place to write and read first and foremost, and use those two facts as entries into, yes, community if you must.

I am a writer of fiction. It’s a sickness, I know. I published my first novel last year. I’m working on my second one now. I’m not going to debate why I write here. Because that debate is over, I’ve had it with myself, and it’s boring. The fact is I write and that’s what I’m doing now.

Chances are I will post other things here (I have already) but I will also post fiction. Excerpts from my next novel. I have already posted many excerpts on ello, of all places, perhaps as some cheeky comment on the amount of social media available to us, I don’t know why, but I have been posting first drafts there. I’m now on my third. Or fourth. I’m not sure. Maybe I’m not counting.

My last novel took about nine drafts. Or ten. I counted but then I lost count. Math, right?

Consider this a kind of statement of intent. I have been on Medium since the beginning, or almost since the beginning, and I am enjoying what it’s becoming. I hope what I do here doesn’t feel out of place. I’m sure you’ll let me know if you feel that it is.

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