I've been trying to keep this blog on the straight-and-narrow, "writer talkin' about writing" path, but I don't think I can keep it up. I pretty much don't have anything new to say about the fundamental craft writing, or any writing tips or tricks I haven't stolen from professionals, or any zany methods for developing inspiration and documenting it. More importantly, though, I'm just ill at the idea of writing about writing. I'd rather just write.
This might change nothing. Tonight, something may happen, that tomorrow, deserves to be blogged about; and its subject matter might be writing. This is fine, since I've for some months now espoused a Philosophy of Hypocrisy - which is not an active searching for hypocrisy, but rather the mental agreement with oneself that you can be a smarter, more interesting person if you hold conflicting beliefs rather than attempting to reconcile the disparities in scaling, perspective, and values that inevitably mar any non-positive argument. It is, actually, a philosophy representing the "positivication" of all arguments and knowledge, since it relies on the "thus-is-thus" - or, when more subtle, the "thus-is-such" - and nothing more. So, from now on, this-blog-is-this-blog.
Of course, this is the kind of philosophy that no academic philosopher could believe in, since - like my science fiction - it lacks rigour. Thank Buddha and falafel pitas I already graduated.
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And I'm still writing, of course. I'm just sick of talking about it. The other day I set about reading a pair of excellent blogs in sequence - viz., China Miéville's and BoingBoing - and, in a snap-moment of eureka, realized just how much more to life there is than my silly stories.
Anyway, this might be a once-off revolution. Tomorrow I might be blogging about "making the most of your free time to work on your manuscript" as if Kevin J. Anderson couldn't tell it to you better. I'll be keeping the Thursday Thieves' Guild alive without a doubt, and I'm considering adding a weekend feature by the sublime title, "On Weekends I Party," focusing on root-tootin' heavy metal bands. Other than that, I have no idea what's next.
Except, I really ought to get back to writing.