Should auld acquaintance be forgot…

*with apologies to Robert Burns*


So, the crappy year of 2008 is staggering its last few steps tonight. With hopes, 2009 will be better. It has to, since it’s bottomed out. Nowhere else to go. There’s lots of thing I could make resolutions about, the usual losing huge quantities of weight, end my lazy streak, start taking classes again. But I’m making any promises. The best way to disappoint myself is to start swearing I’m going to change something and the heavy stubborn streak kicks in and I get resistant, in a very passive-aggressive way, of course. Anyway, here’s to the end of 2008, and the beginning of 2009.

What the hell does this have to do with writing, since this is supposed to be my writing blog? Nothing. Everything. Where work hard at your craft meets live life, experience things and write what you know. Right now, I know a lot about beaing a lazy slug and feeling disgruntled with a lot of things, but life not being terrible just the same. Compared to many I have no room to complain. And yet I still do. So I write, and I torture my characters and I bitch. So maybe getting out there and doing something fun and constructive will help my characters have better lives too, since I won’t feel compelled to make Bad Things happen to them. The again, everybody wants their lives to be calm and happy, but that makes boring fiction.

We’ll see how it goes and take it from there.


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