Wednesday, July 20, 2005

You better be grateful


Many Bothans died to bring you this photo.

Miscommunication

Blogger.com thinks, for some reason, that hello.com provides free image hosting. Or at least this is implied. Sure, there's some bullshit about BloggerBot, but does it actually work? No, of course not. Instead I get an ugly photo - Picasa is overly simplified making it utterly useless - that stays on my computer while this blog gets the useless caption.
And all I want is a profile picture. Meh.

Yes, I am a writer

The growing manuscrips are proof enough. I have 3 or 4 scenes of my novel done (I write scenes seperately, without transitions, and try not to think about how many words or pages they take up) but haven't made any progress on it. My approach to novels is very different from short stories, and write now I'm in a short story frame of mind.
Speaking of which, I've been getting about a scene per day written, so now I'm up to 5 scenes or so.
Changing topic only slightly, if you use the computer for writing, make regular backups. And make sure those backups are usable. While I've thrown away a lot of stuff on purpose that I now regret doing, the worst losses have come from a dead computer and backups using faulty disks.

I've never even kept a journal

For a writer, not keeping a journal is pretty weird. Yet I've always been more inclined to write only when I had a story to tell, and not to just document thoughts and feelings. I always just talked to myself, and I am sure I will continue to do so. But whereas journals are generally private, blogs are not. There's something about that idea that appeals to me. I never write for myself, I write for an audience. Granted, it's an audience comprised of those with the same tastes as myself, but an audience nonetheless.