Lately, I've been toying around with picking up fiction writing again. Back in my 20's, I was doing quite a bit of it. I didn't actually sell it or anything; it was for my own personal entertainment as well as that of a few close friends. I was working on several short stories. I still have them kicking around here some where.
I like to think I stopped the fiction round about the time Dad died, but the reality was it had petered out for a while previous to that. I'm still not entirely sure why. It gave me great pleasure to find the words to describe what was going on in my head.
I don't know if I thought I wasn't particularly good at it or if I just simply lost interest in a hobby. Both? Neither? But I've been thinking about starting it back up again.
It's a pity I can't think of anything to write.
For a while, I considered starting up another blog - one where I was "publishing" my own fiction. But frankly, while it would give me an avenue to put stuff out there again, I don't want people stealing it. I mean, I can say "copyrighted by" until the cows come home, but if someone wants to steal my work they will and the onus (and cost) would be on me to make sure that didn't happen.
Plus, I still can't think of anything to write.
I am out of ideas. I can barely manage a poem these days, much less a short story. And a novel? Well. I had novel ideas back in the day and I think I even started a couple. Not only can I not recall where I was going with them (not a firm believer in outlines), but I don't care about the plots anymore.
Still, it's in the back of my mind to start doing that again. Or just writing in general. It doesn't need to be fiction. I'd love to find a super part-time job writing grants or copy or even in the publishing industry writing book blurbs or book proposal evaluations or something. I used to love doing that when I was working in the industry.
Anybody wanna send me some book proposals for comment? I have opinions aplenty.
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