I'm (casually) trying to learn storycraft and fiction writing, and I'm completely fascinated how different writing fiction is vs. blogging. The philosophical approaches are vastly different in a way. A blogger writes down their thoughs quite soon after they think of them and pretty soon after that publishes them. A fiction writer on the other hand, will spend weeks, months, years working out a story and that story may not ever get printed if they can't find a publisher. Plus they don't breathe a word about it for fear that someone else will print the idea first, and also publishers often won't touch something that has been printed before even if it's just the internet.
This secrecy drives blogger types like me nuts. As I work out my ideas I'd love to show the process publicly as I think that would be extremely cool. The problem is that I don't have a lot of ideas in the fiction realm and, unlike blogging, they're kind of hard to come up with. As a result, if I were to do this I would have to come up with a throwaway example, or one that is just given away on the web as a way to show what I can do.
All this while my really cool idea just sits there begging to be free. Argh.