Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Because you have to have an introduction...

Well, here we are, dear readers! And by "dear readers", I mean myself, my wife, and possibly my mother (although since my mother only has a cell phone for "emergency reasons" - a huge misnomer, as she only turns it on when she is having an emergency that doesn't involve her own unconsciousness or other inability to use her phone - and may or may not know what a blog actually is, I'm guessing she won't visit here, much). At least for now. I hope a few other people will somehow stumble across this blog and subscribe to it by pure accidental chance, and stick with it just because it's easier than figuring out how to unsubscribe.

I know, introductions are really dull, but since I'm a fairly anal retentive writer, I can't bring myself to start a blog without a real, honest-to-goodness, boring-as-hell introductory post. So that's what we're doing, here.

A little about me: I'm currently in the process of revising and editing my first novel, and developing and brainstorming my second novel. The idea for this blog grew out of a thousand conversations I've had with readers/non-writers, who all wonder how the hell an otherwise sane, rational, normal person would manage to sit down and put hundreds of thousands of words on paper (or computer) in a generally coherent story line over uncountable hours of effort that may takes years to finish - in other words, how someone might go about writing a novel.

I'm not an expert on the subject, but I've stumbled through the process for one novel, and through a very similar process for a number of plays, so I thought I might as well stumble through it publicly! I'll be updating and posting here on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, so there will be plenty of opportunity for stumbling, staggering, and the occasional brilliant flash of genius insight. I hope.

Because I'm human and infinitely distract-able, and am always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to procrastinate, I will also occasionally post on a variety of unrelated topics, such as food (I LOVE FOOD), the Boston Red Sox, and reading and writing in general.

Thank you (Mom?) for reading!

- Liz

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