Okay, what’s with the updates? Doesn’t this chick know that social media is all about consistency, already?
Yeah, sorry about that. You’ll remember that I promised not to bore you. And you’ve stuck with me for almost two years now, right? That means something to me, y’know. But it’s January of 2013, and wouldn’t you know it, the world didn’t end. You’re welcome. What did happen is that I shifted perspective yet again (that’s a feature, not a bug) and you’re here to witness it. I had an important birthday not too long ago, and as I said below, I’ve been doing some pretty significant work over the last year or so. The long and short and unboring part of it is that I’m ready to share some of that (Oh gawd, she said “sharing” – everybody run!)
Hah. Stick around. I’m sharing the UN-boring parts. I’ve entered Life, Act Two, and made up my mind that I’m still the lead role in my own story. You get to be my audience.
- Tuesdays – Tuesdays…are now Life, Act Two-sdays. Some of it’s pontificating (like I promised, I will at least try to bring the funny). Some of it’s LFMF – Learn From My Fail, as I step into a different role from a different place on the stage. But make no mistake, this is still my play. And maybe you’ll get an idea or two about playing the role you want to play in your own stage production. Go ahead, be a diva.
Oh, lookie! Here she is, updating her page about the blog. How very Meta.
I promised not to bore you, dear reader. If you’ve stuck with me this long, you’ll have noticed that my blogging days and topics have evolved. I think I’ve said all I can about Momming, and all I care to about Worldbuilding, so I’ve gone and put those topics to bed. I’m proud of myself for having stuck with them out through over a year in each.
A wise friend said to me, “everyone’s blog should be a window into their world,” and she’s right. In the past year, I’ve done a lot of personal work (which I won’t bore you with, because, who cares, right? We all got our issues, eh?) which culminated in a focus and a realization that, even though I’m working and struggling, the world, and my job, are full of Incredibly Awesome Things. One of them is me (Gawd, ego much?), but more importantly, there’s an ever-loving crapton of Awesome that’s not-me.
Another thing I’ve learned in the past year is that How We’ve Always Done It is going to fly less and less in the future (not that that dog ever really hunted at any point in history, but it’s more obvious nowadays). A life lived well needs more than just a financial measuring stick, more than just a celebrity meter or a popularity contest award. For many of us, as we unmoor from notions of jobs, careers, and success that no longer apply to us, we will need to reimagine those things, to open our minds to new ways of measuring accomplishment and effecting change, whether it be internal or external. Pondering that in public seems to me to present a better value-add for your time, dear reader.
- Saturdays – I’mma tell you about some of them things that are not-me, but are pretty amazing about getting to do what I do. I realize that I am incredibly lucky to be able to wordsmith for a living (such as it is). The thing about creative careers is that they’re unique to the individual. Nobody’s creative processes are the same as anybody else’s, and nobody’s travails are the same, either. We’re all beating new paths up the mountain. I’m trying to leave a few breadcrumbs, not so you can follow me on the same path, but just so you’ll stop and maybe take a look around at the sights and see if what I see looks different from the path you’re on. Maybe together, we can map the landmarks
And I still promise I’ll try not to bore you.
Oh, lookie! Yet another writer making a blog. How novel. (Get it? Novel? Ar ar ar)
Yeah, I know. I think that a lot, too and I’m a writer who loves to talk shop with other writers (I will bore you at parties talking about writing, even if you’re not a writer. Heaven help you if you are).
But, after years of sporadic online journaling that mostly descended into whinging about how I wasn’t writing, not writing enough, or blogging about blog drama while carefully avoiding any of my own led me to review my online journals. When I realized I was thinking, “Who cares about this shit?” I realized that if I, the author, was thinking that, other people must be chewing their arms off trying to get away.
So when I set out to rebuild my writing career and drive it in a different direction, I thought I’d start with my blog. Here are my promises to you, dear Blog Reader:
- I will try not to bore you.
- I will do my best to ensure that your visit culminates in having learned something interesting.
- I will try to bring the funny.
Yeah, right, writer, you say. Bring it on. Better humans than you have tried and devolved into online whinging, what makes you so different?
For starters, I’ll be blogging consistently for three days a week.
- Mondays are the grab-bag. You can expect posts on many topics of my interest, whether it’s about DIY homegrown projects my family and I are engaged in, craftwork, or something interesting about publishing.
- Wednesdays are series days. Right now, I’m doing Worldbuilding Wednesdays. I’m focusing on both the worldbuilding I love to do as a writer, and the worldbuilding I love to see as a reader.
- Fridays are history days. Yesterday’s weirdo inventors are tomorrow’s cultural icons. While we know of a few very famous influencers, there are dozens more whose contributions (and sometimes their mental illness) far eclipsed their identities.
Okay, you have me intrigued, writer. I’ll bite. One or more of your topics sounds interesting enough.
Excellent! Now I need something from you. (Aha! you say. Here’s the catch!)
Relax. I just want you to comment on what you think is interesting. I welcome your comments. I’ll do my best to answer every one.