The way to the goal may be different than expected. We follow our skills to where they take us. Fiction writing may be the ultimate desire or destination, but maybe blogging is a manner with which skills will develop to get us there.
Blogging daily, for example, brings not only comfort and familiarity with writing and producing words, but also with publication; it takes courage to thrust your words into the abyss.
Sharing one’s work with the world is intimidating, but blogging can help overcome any anxiety or fear. Our work, whether we like it or not, will be judged — and not always favorably.
A focus on words, on production, will get us through these valleys when we find ourselves there. In the end, does it really matter how we get there?
Use whatever tools available and be open to those that present themselves along the way.