So, Thursday morning stares at me again, and I’m again wondering what the heck to talk about. It’s not like there isn’t plenty of writing news, but Amanda does that better than me. Sarah does the rants and the how to write stuff better than me. Dave does… just about everything better than me. Chris does nice stuff better than me (to be fair to me, this really isn’t saying much. Just about everyone does nice stuff better than me).
On top of that, I’ve been consumed by such things as what is reasonable when it comes to getting stucco redone on a house, documenting every visit to the bathroom for the mortgage people, and watching the closing date creep ever closer. Oh, and meeping a lot. I think it’s obligatory when buying one’s first home to meep a lot.
The writer brain is rather tired these days. Still there is some good stuff out there. Those who are interested in the intersection of creativity, myth and neurology might like to take a trip over to A course in demonic creativity which isn’t quite what it sounds like (“demon” here is actually “daimon” or “daemon” approximately equivalent to “muse” without the sappy modern connotations). The author takes the view that you can view it as a neurological synergy or a supernatural being dedicated entirely to you – or anything in between.
I’ve also been skittering through reading The Better Angels of Our Nature which has a whole lot of thumbnail data on what people thought was normal in different eras of history – as well as being an interesting read. It’s a big book, and getting read in the gaps between everything else, so it will take me a while to finish this one.
This is a dangerous time, when I don’t have enough energy or time to write much but I read when I can, and weird stuff happens. Next thing I know there’ll be a stucco monster terrorizing a tiny rural con or something equally bizarre.
So, to prevent me inflicting uber-weird on poor innocent MGCers, what should the next blog post series be about? I can ramble at length on a whole lot of topics, but obviously writing related and with some kind of vague relevance to my areas of semi-expertise would be best. Not too related though. You really don’t need the software tester’s guide to writing (although weirdly, there are some interesting synergies there).
No promises, except that I will think about any suggestions.