I’ve been bored by my blog for a while now, and the process of deleting posts has been educational. The posts that I’ve kept in the purge of more than 1000 (so far) are most of Lamont and Dude (naturally), some thought pieces, travel pieces, and short stories. Personally, I found some of the Quotidian updates interesting because they show me something about where my life has been (and is going?). But I also saw that back in the day when I was interested in my blog, I wrote a lot of stories.

And, as much as I sometimes hated (and reviled) the Daily Prompt, some of those prompts were engaging and led my writing in interesting directions. After thinking about it, and knowing I don’t want to stop writing every morning (as if Dusty T. Dog would allow it) I’ve decided to consciously move back to writing short stories and less about my daily life which, honestly, doesn’t vary much. It’s not that I’m not interested in my life (or reading posts about others’ lives) it’s that isn’t what I want to write.

I’ve also been lately inspired to convert some of the stories (all of which are largely dialogue) into short plays. While the formatting is tedious, the process of imagining the characters in sets and scenes and moving through space has been intellectually very interesting. There are also a lot of local contests that seek scripts of very short and one-act plays and I think that could be fun.

I hope that’s OK with you. 🙂

13 thoughts on “Direction…

  1. I deleted a lot of posts during the years I was on dating sites and complaining about stuff. Just got too much and too personal.

  2. Sounds good. I suspect you could also create short fictionalised stories of your encounters in and observations of MV. I’m full of advice/ideas for other people, not good at doing myself. 🙂

    • We’ll see. So far it’s more fun to derive stuff from various moments in California, maybe because that time of my life was more story-esque.

  3. I am sort of back where I started. Writing letters. Every once in a while, I get a good idea and I write it, but sometimes I don’t have the energy to write seriously. I’ve lost a good deal of interest too, but writing is something I’m going to do anyway, so I might as well write here. I’m not going into the authoring business or even the short story business and I can also post photographs.

    Whatever you do, I’m sure I’ll read it!

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