I used to think that if I wrote on a blog or a website that it would be taking time away from my "actual " writing, but actually the opposite is true. The more often I do any type of creative writing, the more I write in general. I've heard it's the same with exercise... [crickets]. Anyway I am really enjoying creating the personality of Ben Q. Flanders as I write his story (or rather, the story he happens to be in; as Ben will tell you nothing actually ever happens to him). I need to do some research for the plot so thus far I have mostly been writing about Ben's life from his point of view. The story is written in the first person, which is new for me- An Unexpected Kingdom is in the third person although the story is told from Ava's point of view. A lot of what I am writing now will very likely be cut out of the short story, maybe some will be kept in if I end up writing a full-length story, but I like the exercise anyway.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies out there!