I'm an urban hermit, a hiker, a rationalist, a skeptic, a freethinker, an empiricist, a materialist, a naturalist, a scientist, a bibliophile, an INTJ, a white hat hacker, a secular humanist, a teetotaler, a social-liberal civil-libertarian monarchist, a furry fan, a playtester, a licensed amateur radio operator, an ordained minister of the First Church of Atheism, a card-carrying pirate, the Star Lord, a Lord of the Rose, and a proud member of the Bayesian Conspiracy.
I try to operate by Crocker's Rules.
I'm getting close to being in the writing habit again.
For the last while, I've been jotting down notes and ideas; I have some thoughts on a protagonist, some themes (see journal's title for one), a cobbled-together selection of worldbuilding tropes, and the start of a plot. I also have a few thoughts about some of the standard rules for writing that might be worth breaking, if I can pull off the right way to break them.
I am fully aware that, if I were to start trying to write a story out based on what I have so far, it would be crap, in several dimensions, and possibly even fractally. I am also fully aware that I am perfectly comfortable writing a crap story after having spent so long having written so little. There are a great many worse things I could be spending my time on than writing terribly-written fiction... and, of course, there's always the hope that whatever I write afterwards would be ever-so-slightly less terrible.
So keep an eye on this space. I don't expect to spend the next month trying for a full-fledged NaNoWriMo (NaJuWriMo?), but it's not out of the question.
External blog's thought of the week: Would you rather live where "you enjoy the right to hoard while others starve, or the right not to starve while others hoard"?
Joined 10 January 2013