Saturday, April 21, 2018

Shifting Gears

This blog will be a bit different than most of my blogs, namely because this whole blog will be different from now on.

Me at a Pink Martinis concert
10 years ago, I began this blog as a writing and literature blog.  I had just written a novel and I wanted to build an online following, to make myself more attractive to publishers.  It didn't work.

Publishers didn't want to look at my book until I had an agent, agents didn't want to represent me until I had been published.  Talk about a catch-22.  The reality is I am not going to get published.

Back in the day,  I used to do the occasional political/current events Op-Ed in between my writings about books and the writing business.  Gradually, the opinion pieces began to outweigh the literary posts.  Truth be told, it's become harder and harder to care about the newest American novel when we live in a country run by a buffoon.

No kidding, when our president is constantly under under investigation and we're poised on the brink of war, I can't get worked up about the next Victorian thriller to hit shelves; I don't care what kind of sexual metaphors are in the book.

Therefore, I have redesigned the look of this blog to reflect what I actually write about.  Keep in mind, THIS IS NOT a news blog!  I can no more break a hot story than I can run a marathon.  If you knew me, you would know how impossible running a marathon would be.  All I can do is give my perspective on the news that's already out there.

I'm under no illusion that my opinion will actually change the world.  The most I can hope for is that I can change the way a few people think.  If I can do that, then maybe I can influence one election to some degree.  We'll see.

1 comment:

  1. I will be checking on what choice of crazy event you will be writing about. As long as it doesn't drive you crazy.