Magic Whore Blood

Special thanks to @JayeWells for the title of this particular post. (And her utterly fantastic link that had me crying from laughing so hard. Yes, it’s probably pretty rude, but it still struck me as terribly amusing.

(I sort of want to make my new tag line “I have magic whore blood!” now.)

Anyway, about eighteen months ago (give or take), I had attempted to start a group blog. Known as Word Whores, we were made up of a group of Play By Post writers.

It failed miserably and folded after about four months.

Funny thing was, for all that we could write pages and pages of coposts and games posts without thinking about it, most of the members could barely get a paragraph out for a blog post (myself included.)

Blogs don’t work particularly well when there aren’t posts. Even worse are half-assed posts. When posting becomes a chore, it shows and we were struggling with coming up with anything relevant. Part of the problem is that we hadn’t actually come up with a game plan. We also didn’t have much in common except for the writing…but even so, I think we were all on different wavelengths.

Two of the members rarely showed up at all. Two of us were interested in writing for publication. The rest liked to write, but weren’t ready or didn’t want to take it to the next phase. And there’s nothing wrong with that…but a group project requires cohesiveness in order to be successful. Without a true common reason for writing together, the concept unraveled rather quickly.

So now I’m dusting off the gears and I’m attempting the project again, but this time I have a better idea of what I want to accomplish, and I’ve got a great team of writers to do it with. Some of us are published, some of us aren’t (but are trying to be.) All of us are fabulous…and we bring quite a bit of different life experiences to the table.

But more importantly, we all want to be a part of the project and we’ve worked together to come up with the weekly themes we’ll be writing about. We’ve got scheduled days. We *communicate* via Facebook and chat. We are actually organized. And enthusiastic. And wonderful.

We aren’t live yet, but check back around the first of the new year for the URL and hopefully the start of something great.

And full of magic whore blood.

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One Response to Magic Whore Blood

  1. Jeffe says:

    Magic Whore Blood Pact!

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