"You've taken your first step into a much larger world"
-Obi Wan Kenobi, STAR WARS
"Get off your ass!"
-Pink Flamingo, WONDERFALLS
Those of you who used to frequent the blog here...I'm back.
And I may have just lashed myself to the Great White Whale, but I'm going to enjoy the ride.
I started this blog back in 2004 when i felt that I needed a kick in my ass to get writing again. Whatever the subject, it was just for me to write. Write and get my creative energies flowing once again to tell the tales that have been running through my head.
And there I fell into the worst trap imaginable--I got a readership, and people commenting on my posts.
And it stirred up the fears that so many writers fall prey to: "Who am I kidding? My writing sucks! Nobody cares about my ideas! I had to be crazy to think anyone would care about what I have to say!"
And so I fell silent.
Well, Dan Sawyer has thrown the gauntlet, and I'm gonna step up to the challenge.
Part of me says I'm throwing away $10. But the writer in me wants to prove that other guy wrong.
I've written...gotten a lot of support, a lot of criticism, but also a lot of praise. I need my ass moved, and I'm the only one who can do it. It's time to move it.
I've wanted to relaunch RFG for a long while now. Mainly to share with the world the great things that I've found in the Podcasting community--the amazing stories that so many authors have recorded, wether reading their own work solo, or with an ensemble cast.
The new RFG will be partly that. Partly my writing progress report. Partly my free writing warmups.
But I'm writing. It starts here. Things will look pretty basic for now, and it'll be prettied up later on...but for now, I'm writing.
It feels good to be back. Hope you enjoy the ride along with me.