New years, new tears.
January 1st, 2016
What do you know, it's 2016.
In the grand scheme of things, I implicitly know that the rolling over of the calendar from one year to the next is a completely arbitrary temporal construction, one that serves to distract from the fact that every day is of equal merit and utility. But at the same time, my neurotic lizard brain likes nice, round numbers, and can't help but play along with that construction at every opportunity.
Thus, I thought I'd make a change. I feel like, ever since I started this job over three years ago, I've been spinning my wheels, creatively speaking. Sure, I've managed to accomplish a couple of good things in the meantime, but as far as my writing projects are concerned, I've made little headway. One or two things have been wrapped up, but I have so very, very much to get done yet.
So the obvious solution is to chain myself to my desk for at least a half hour each day, doing a bit of writing or proofing on my many and various outstanding nerd projects, which you can, as always, find at Technohol 13. But a lot of that work isn't really creative writing, or even me just flexing my brain. Not even a bit. No, a lot of my nerd work is just grinding out verbiage.
And then, of course, I trip over a site like The Awl. These folks are all great writers, and generally write about whatever the heck they feel like, whenever they feel like it, and even manage to get paid to do it. Which tells me, while I'm pretty sure I'm not going to cash in on my various scribblings, I should at least write for fun, if only to keep from getting too rusty.
So I'm going to do just that. In addition to everything else I'm attempting upon the advent of this, the year of the wooly mammoth, I'm going to try and write something every day. Every. Single. Day. Whether I'm writing new text or polishing old stuff, I'm going to make myself work on my nerdiness. On top of that, though, I'm going to actually make use of this domain, and journal it up a bit.
Since I keep refusing to sell the thing to people asking me to.
Thus, expect some more activity here over the foreseeable future. The master plan is to get my ranting on daily, on top of my other writing 'duties'. While you may not see my work here every day, what with my needing to proofread my random rambles and clean up pictures to be included with them (while still lacking a copy of Photoshop, sigh), I'm going to at least make an effort to pour my brain into this thing.
I'll try not to bore you too much.