Something New

October 22, 2007

All right, there still appear to be a few bugs in the system, but I’ll get through them. (For a while there I thought my first post was going to be WordPress’s initial instructions — how pathetic would that have been?)

This is my first attempt at blogging, and for someone who makes his living as a writer, I’m surprised to find myself a bit intimidated.  It’s not that I have nothing to say, but rather that I don’t know where to begin.

As I say, I’m a professional writer — I write fiction, fantasy mostly — and I view this blog as a place where I can share my ideas and observations on the artistic process, such as it is, that guides my professional life.  But I have other interests as well.  I’m a husband, and a father to two wonderful girls.  I’m a concerned citizen of this country (alright concerned is a bit too weak — terrified, really) with strong opinions about where we ought to be headed as a people and as a nation.  I’m a dedicated (fanatical?) amateur photographer.  I’m an avid birder and naturalist.  I love music and Thai food and the New York Mets (my heart may never heal).  And I have things I want to say about all those things.

I guess, then, that this blog is about far more than my work.  Indeed, I hope it will be about far more than me.  That’s the point of a blog, right?  It’s a chance for people to interact, to exchange ideas.  So welcome, and thanks for stopping by.  Let the exchange of words begin.

Today’s music:  Chris Thile

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