Monday, June 15, 2009

Quitting My Day Job

I have decided to quit my day job (you know, the manual labor, frequently dangerous one) after two years of continuous fun and adventure. I will be joining the ranks of the tenuously employed: that's right, I will be a freelance writer. What does this change mean for you, the reader of this blog? Let's take a look:

1. More updates! Even if I don't have much to talk about--no, especially if I don't have much to talk about--I will come here and write. Like Edison once said*, "Necessity is the mother of invention."

2. More fiction! More time to write it, more time to read it.

3. Less exhaustion! More energy for going out and doing stuff means more stuff done. And this will be great for updates (see #1).

So that's all. Just letting you know. Also: first draft of the novel is in the home stretch. Taking some time after it's done to work on short stories.

*Edison probably didn't say this. I made that part up (see #2).

Monday, June 1, 2009

Just an Update While I Watch Conan

So, I'm watching Conan's first night of "The Tonight Show," and it's only the opening segment--which features Conan running cross-country to get to LA for the show, stopping at a bunch of American landmarks (and a Victorian Doll shop). It's absurd. There's a direct lift of the famous running scene from "Forrest Gump," and the whole thing is set to Cheap Trick's "Surrender." This bodes well. But, let me get back on topic: I have not updated this blog in some time. All I have to offer is an excuse, and I hope it's a good one: I've been working on a first draft of a novel. In addition to picking up more freelance writing work, I've made it my goal to write 1,000 words per day, minimum. It's forced me to be really disciplined about the practice of writing without getting hung up on revisions while I'm in the middle of a draft, and if you're working on something longer, I'd suggest giving it a try.

So that's all for now. I'll be better, blog, I promise.