I can’t write about my fiction because, first off, it’s not yet published and that makes the stories difficult to promote. They are accumulating, but the process is slow. I also can’t write about my fiction as that would decrease the pressure I’m feeling to have it published. Telling you that my heroine will be doing this, that or the other thing soothes my itch to tell her story.
I have drafts of general-interest blog posts, but they languish on the hard drive because the very act of writing them to demonstrate my superior way of thinking about the topics showed me I was right. Once I’d shown myself the validity of my thinking, I didn’t need to tell everyone else about it. (you’re welcome)
All the reasons I have for not writing leaves me with a problem — a blog needs entries to keep it from being Just Another WordPress Blog. To keep things active, I’ve put together a list of Other Peoples’ Writings for your reading enjoyment. I found these blog entries either amusing, illuminating or fun (and yes, Scalzi’s the outlier, but so worth it).
- A Writer’s Blog: Writing is stupid. (and by the way, I concur)
- Edith Maxwell: Forensic Linguistics – What?
- Guns, Gams and Gumshoes: More iPhone Apps for Private Investigators
- Juliet Kincaid: Late Bloomer: My Life’s-Too-Short bin
- Jungle Red Writers: Secrets of the Notebooks! (those would be Mrs. Christie’s)
- Law and Fiction: Becoming a Mapbuilder
- Linda Rodriguez Writes: The Dark Side of the City: “Kansas City Noir”
- Lynn Mann: Tech Toys or Feeding My Inner Geek
- Murder Must Advertise: Niche Marketing
- Murderati — The Writer’s Life: Where Things Stand (most compelling lines: “God, that’s depressing. Will there even be bookstores two years from now?”)
- Mysterious Musings: A Mustache Creates Intrigue
- Mysteristas: What Makes a Book Readable (or Not!)
- Rhys’s Pieces: Getting into the Olympic Spirit
- Travels with Kaye: The All Mystery Newsletter is back
- Whatever: Who Gets to be a Geek? Anyone Who Wants to Be (my own geekdom began in the 1950s with the Miss Pickerell books, the Matthew Looney stories, and Stadium Beyond the Stars)