Monday, December 15, 2003

Neil Gaiman on blogging versus writing

Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods, a favorite novel of mine, interviewed at Slashdot, responds:

"I'm not sure that there's a conflict between journalling and writing fiction. (I'm not sure that there's not.) The big picture problems with doing the journal are more to do with writing in general. I'm a writer: time that I spend writing is time I know I'm working. . . . .

"It's quite possible that the next time I want to write a novel I'll stop blogging, or, more likely, cut back enormously -- possibly only allow myself to blog if I've I've made my word count, or only post on Sundays, or something equally as mundane. Because the journal's well over quarter of a million words long already. And that's not a book... "


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