Sunday, July 15, 2012

Welcome Back. Now, Where Were We?

It's been nearly two years since I've paid attention to this thing. A lot has happened since then... and some of it was good; not all, but some. OK, more not all than some, but are you really keeping score? If you are, can I take a peak? I really should know where I am in the great game of life. I'm where? Really? Is there some extra credit I could do to jump ahead? Hard work and dedication and never give up? OK, ok, I see what you're saying. Is there someone else I could talk to? Do you have a supervisor? What's that? You're simply an imaginative device I'm using for comedic dialog with the universe? Is it comedic? Oh, what do you know? Fuck me? That's not a nice thing for the universe to say to me. You really hurt my feelings. OK, I forgive you.

Where were we? If you ever read this damn thing, you know that I write, sporadically, and have a few stories out there. I'm also a movie geek. I've come to regret the title of this blog as it now seems very imprecise. I do like to read and write crime fiction, but to tag myself as "Noir Writer" seems a bit too much. To tell you the truth, I never thought anyone would read this thing and I took the name because it was available.

OK, my writing career. That's funny. I have not stopped writing, but I have stopped submitting for a couple of reasons: 1) I don't think anything I've finished is good enough yet, and 2) I haven't finished anything. More no. 2 than no. 1. I plan on changing that. Here I am declaring that I am rededicating time to write. I will place my ass in front of this computer with a frequency that my ass hasn't seen in some time. What will I first tackle with this new found enthusiasm? Why with a blog post that no one will read. Smart. But I think of this as an exercise in writing. This is a chance for my fingers to remember the flow of keystrokes while my brain stretches its ability to string together coherent sentences, you know, before I start the good stuff.

OK, now on to the good stuff. Just waiting for inspiration to take hold. Any minute now. Aaaaaannnd: now! Ok, not there yet. Be patient. Be patient. Be patient. Why is this blank screen so white?!? It's like it's mocking me with how empty it is. Damn you! Damn you to hell, blank screen! OK, I guess I'll grab a snack now and come back. Oh well.

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