Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Beware The Blog

So...15 months later...

It's funny how one can make a decision to do something and keep telling themselves to do it, but never get around to doing it. I am a chronic procrastinator and more times than I can recall have put off something for later and then never actually done it. Maybe this time I can actually kick myself in the ass to do the things I want to do...like post in this blog on a regular basis.

I have so many interests and not enough time to devote to them all. Reading? Yes, I have hundreds of books on my to-read-list and I am constantly adding more with frequent trips to the book store. Lately I have begun to realize that many of those books I may never get to. Life is only so long.

B-movie reviewing? Yes. One of my passions is my website, Shadow's B-Movie Graveyard. I love writing up the reviews there, but as fans of that site have noticed, it's been over a year since the last review and even then, they were rather sporadic. I keep watching such films and even began writing my next review, but got sidetracked. I still want to work on that site regularly.

Writing? Another yes. In 2009 I really poured a lot of time and effort into my writing after years and years of talking about it. I managed to sell about three dozen short stories and saw them in print online and in small press books and magazines. Then I abruptly stopped. To this day I still don't understand why. Yes, I got sidetracked by the same thing that curtailed my movie reviews, but I always told myself that it was just a temporary thing. Well, here it is, 2013 and I have done little writing since early 2010.

Of course, I know why some of those things got pushed aside. I got heavily into the wargaming hobby and spent a lot (The Other Half says it was too much) of money on miniatures and paints and other such hobby supplies. Is it fun? Well, I certainly enjoy it and aim to continue, but it never really brought as much satisfaction as my writing, whether it was for the movie site or my own fiction.

So here it is, the beginning of a new year and I thought it would be a great time to get back into the swing of things and return to my writing. It will be slow going at first, as I try to work the kinks out these atrophied writing muscles. Plus, I will need to set and maintain a schedule that allows me time for all my pursuits, but I aim to keep at it this time.


Tony Laplume said...

I was shocked to see a new post from you! (By the way, this is the secret identity of Waterloo.) Hopefully you can get back into the swing of writing, because you helped inspire me ten years ago to start taking it more seriously myself.

K.C. Shaw said...

I hope you do find time to write! Glad to see you back after so long. :)