April 5, 2011
Yes, today and yesterday's posts are both about politics. Does that mean I'm going to turn this blog over to politics?
No. Not entirely.
What's happened is I've been going back through my blog posts since 2005 and 2006, looking for essays that might be repurposed. What I have discovered is there's a lot of repetitive whining and a huge focus on what's going on in the publishing business. And it's boring me right now.
I suspect this blog's at its best when I'm actually offering useful information about writing and the writing business, like my FREELANCE WRITING FOR A LIVING series, which will soon be out in an expanded e-book format.
But going through the posts I thought I was sounding rather Johnny One-Note, so I'm going to try for a while to write about ANYTHING BUT writing and publishing, so expect current events, politics, history, archaeology, business, etc.
Or not. But I'm going to try very hard not to go back and whine about my writing fiction - a recurring theme over 6 years - and my frustrations with the publishing industry, because it makes me feel a lot like an animal with its foot caught in a trap that's trying to chew its leg off.