I don't post as much here anymore, most of my writing ends up elsewhere lately. So, I had to come up with something as a profile of sorts for an online site, and figured i may as well post it here, too. Here goes...
Just wanted to follow up my original post and perhaps clear the air a bit more...
I notice there are some negative posts on the site today, but there's always the problem of wanting to point them out and being unable to after deleting them, etc., etc. Had I posted this message yesterday, I would delete Corvus' post, but at this point I want it to be the last negative reminder of how delicate our community is on Oasis. And how precious...
Ack, can't I just go away, write my novel and have the site run smoothly? Apparently not.
I don't care about the forum stuff, because that is its purpose, people debating things. Plus, if people bring up religion, hate crimes, liberal issues, crushing on straight guys, etc., etc., they are intentionally opening themselves up.
However, when a user, be they straight, bi, trans, gay, lesbian, or anything else posts something on their personal blog, it is not an opportunity for people to pick apart their words for flaws, or jokes, etc. People coming here looking for support should find it. In fact, if someone writes something that even skates the line between self-pitying or whining, I would far prefer people not respond than to say anything negative.
So, there was a message board topic looking for non-fiction and lesbian novels, and in my misreading, I started preparing a list of some of the best gay books I've read. Halfway into it, I realized i was off-topic, but decided it might be good to post this and steer people away from some of the really bad gay fiction (read: most of it).
Next Thursday is your only chance this year to hear what I've been up to, as I will be reading two chapters from my forthcoming novel.
It's a beautiful thing to see one of your best friends shine. To see how they glow when they are in love.
Nothing will change that much as far as what I do here, except all of my diary entries and such will now be on my personal site.
No, not the Zone diet, that doesn't work. Instead, I'm about to enter the writing zone again.
The writing turned on full throttle tonight...
Status update: Not too much to report. Right before Christmas, I did a major revision to the book. The first fifty pages of the book no longer start the book, they may never appear in any form actually.
I know I won't get a damn bit of writing done until I write about the night I just had. Actually, I tend to never work on my novel on Fridays, so given the late hour, and that I need to get this story out of my system, I guess this will be another Friday without progress.
Tonight, I went to a Carol Channing book signing. Every few days, I pass by a bookstore in the Castro near my gym. When I unfortunately pay retail for my books, this is the one store I let charge me full face value on books. In their window recently is a picture of Carol Channing, and a notice that she will be signing her memoir, Just Lucky I Guess, tonight.