Anytime you start a blog post with, “It’s been a long time...” it’s not good. It has been exactly one month and four days since the last time I blogged, and I’m pretty sure that was sometime after Thanksgiving.
I changed my blog again, and I think it kind of put me off. Not that I don’t like the stripped white look, but that’s me you know--leaning up in the corner like I have something to say other than stream of conscious craft stuff. I started out—God knows, years ago, messing with blogger—hiding behind logos and avatars, terrified of all the people out there who all knew more than me and weren’t afraid to tell me so.
I was pretty green, and the sheer volume of info was like a paper tidal wave, because I kept saving things and printing them out, and tucking stuff into folders, and entering contests like if I just kept sucking down what was out there I’d finally figure it out. Nothing ever seemed to work. I still have piles of scenes on index cards, character wikis, lecture notes and snowflake plot diagrams lying around my room like thought bunnies.
It’s been a long haul and recently, a new beginning, and I want to thank Briana, Jen, Kimberly and Guy. In particular Guy—who still has no idea what his act of random kindness did for me.
It’s good to have friends who don’t see what you are, but what you can be.