I guess I didn’t realize how much time passed since I last posted. Makes sense, I guess. Usually my posts have to do with whatever project or temporary obsession I’ve given in to. Last year I didn’t have too much going on in the way of “projects.” I guess I did write about wandering off into the woods. That was definitely an adventure and an even greater learning experience.
That’s actually what brought me back here. I’ve been writing, it’s just all in my head. Schedules and life and holidays have taken priority. So there’s a lot floating around in my head right now, it’s just not tangible. It’s all broken into phrases and images; faint memories I don’t want to talk about and some I’ll only keep for myself anyway.
When I finished Winter House, I thought I would move right on to the next thing. I actually had/have three other writing projects I’ve been working on intermittently. They were great while in the middle of the anthology because I could still write, but give my brain a break from timelines and folklore. I also got the notion to try and turn Winter House into a comic book adaptation. Haven’t abandoned that idea, but damn is it hard to write a comic script. Really, just because I think in pictures doesn’t mean I can articulate what they look like. If you know any good artists interested in a project, hit me up.
I don’t make new year resolutions, but I do appreciate the “reset” it offers in a linear sense. Time to refocus, zero in and get organized. So that’s what I’m doing. Rather, trying to do. I can hardly keep up with myself.
It’s also a bit of a decision time, whether or not to keep this blog. I mean I don’t really post a lot, but I do like it. I just feel like a blog has to have a pretty narrow focus. Otherwise it’s just an online collection of stuff. Like the junk drawer in your kitchen. It only has a purpose when you need it. And let’s face it, I’m the only one that gets anything out of this. Unless you do, in which case you should say so. The renewal clock is ticking, lol.
Most publishers, I’ve discovered, don’t like reprinting material that’s floating around in free space. They don’t seem to like the material I have that isn’t, either. Not sure what to do about that. I’m cool with writing for the sake of it, even if it’s just for me. But there’s not much point in throwing it out to the universe if it doesn’t toss anything back. What to do, what to do.
I don’t trust myself to post about one topic. That’s not me. I jump interests too quickly. There are hundreds of other blogs about everything already, so wouldn’t I just be adding to the noise? I can post some ideas about sourdough, but even I don’t like reading other stories about recipes, I just want the damn ingredients list.
I’ll circle back around soon and tell you how the longhouse project turned out. Maybe I’ll throw in some details about getting my first whitetail with a crossbow. We’ll see. Don’t be afraid to say this is boring you. If you followed this blog for a reason, tell me why. If you want more of one thing or the other, say so. Happy to share if I know what to talk about.
Happy new year!