Thursday, June 20, 2013


i really do need to get back into the habit of blogging
if for no other reason that clearing out the contents of my brain
the theater of the morning is getting quite packed
but you cant hear the play for the noise of the growing crowds

i've had a lot of projects for work that are pulling on the creative side of my brain
no complaints it makes the work day move a little faster but at the end of the day
i cant organize full sentences to write anything
well thats not entirely true.
i recently started a side project as a form of entertainment and
it has sucked me in and played its roll expertly as a distraction
after all it does star two of my favorite subjects

i've enjoyed my distraction.
afterall distractions are meant to me enjoyed
and i intend to keep enjoying it
but i do want to work on other things
whatever those might be...

recently finished reading stephen kings book
on writing

i've never been a big king reader, but he's one of those writers thats
so massively larger than life that they must be worthwhile
so i gave him a shot and have been on a king reading binge
i definitely recommend it if you've never read anything by him

in this book, he's supposed to be writing about writing, and he does.
but he also writes largely about life in general
i imagine this book was a cathartic experience for him to write
as it is to read

the thing he wrote that hit my nail squarely on the head
was  the attitude someone should have towards writing
he said:
 " must not come lightly to the blank page. im not asking you to come reverently or unquestioningly; im not asking you to be politically correct or cast aside your sense of humor
(please God you have one). this isnt a popularity contest, its not the moral olympics , and its not church. but it's writing, damn it, not washing the car or putting on eyeliner. if you can take it seriously
we can do business. if you cant or wont, its time for you to close the book and do something else.
wash the car, maybe."

 as i neither wear eyeliner nor typically wash my car
i'd say its a safe bet that i need to get serious about writing if im gonna write.
all us creative types need to be bossed around from time to time
or else we'd never get anything done.


  1. I love "On Writing". I found it not only fascinating but inspiring. I am a Stephen King fan.

    1. i am rapidly becoming one. sped through everything is eventual, steven king at the movies, carrie, christine and on writing, started on full dark no stars and bought joyland. i also watched the first episode of under the dome on the fence with that one but we shall see.
      any suggestions?

    2. Randy's always pushing the Dark Tower series... :-)

  2. "On Writing" is STILL one of my favorite 'writing' books....along with Ray Bradbury's "Zen and the Art of Writing".... both Bradbury and King inspire more than a desire to write--- they inspire a desire to live.