I’ve been going through a strange time with my writing lately, and it has led me back here, to continue investigating the possibilities of the weekly Blog form.
Writing, for me, never seems to settle into any particular pattern. In an ideal world, I would have a long-term, paying relationship with a leading journal and its editor and readership.
In an ideal world I would be regularly converting materials from my lectures and seminars into published articles. But for some reason that is not happening.
Recently, I’ve spent a lot of time and energy, and in a every inspired state, putting together long texts and deep layers of ideas and new thoughts, only to find that I still don’t have a suitable home for them (so they age on the shelf).
They could be the wrong size. They could have the wrong ‘angle’. They could be at the wrong time. All of these factors can make them hard to ‘place’ with an editor and a journal.
One way around this has been to make the series of books I have made in the past few years, with artist Bada Song under the publishing imprint ‘eeodo‘. These give me both the autonomy I suppose I am looking for, plus some of the prestige of a professional publication.
But they don’t create a regular relationship with a large readership, and nor do they provide the kudos of a recognised and established journal.
Hence my return to my Blog, a regular site on which to share small scale weekly thoughts on art and life in London. I am going to try again and try harder (or softer perhaps?) to cultivate a readership for my writing. As artists so often find, you just have to DO IT ALL YOURSELF!
So Hi again! and welcome back, not least to myself!
ONLY YOU II – here goes!