Overthinking

Cripes!  Have I really gone three weeks plus without posting here?  It didn’t seem like that long.  I need to get much more in the habit of posting here.  To be honest, I don’t really want to, but it’s the 21st century, and people expect writers to maintain a blog, so here I am.

One positive development is that I finally have home internet established, which has made my life worlds easier.

Now, onto what seems the only subject I ever write about here–what I am going to write about.  And one thing I’ve learnt in life is that no-one gives a damn about what you’re going to do, only what you’re doing.

But I realise that I’ve been overthinking this whole process.  I’ve been wanting to write big, grandiose things.  And I realise that I can convey big, grandiose ideas without writing big, grandiose things.  I’m a firm believer in the idea that our personal stories shape our values and beliefs.  And I am chock-full of little memoirs that have shaped my life and my thinking.  So I think I will dig deep into my life and pull up those little snatches of stories, archetypal events that, while seemingly unimportant at the time, typified my life experience, and in this way shaped my thinking.

One more thing: I’m taking a break from Facebook for a while.  It’s not good for my mental health, particularly in an election year.  Which means I haven’t the foggiest idea how I’m going to publicise new entries, or anything else going on in my life, for that matter.  Like many creative types who depend heavily on their ability to market themselves, I have no ability whatsoever to market myself.  So I toss this blog to the wind and just hope someone catches it.

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About Whittier Strong

Whittier Strong is an MFA student in creative writing at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, with a focus in nonfiction. He graduated from Metropolitan State University with a BA in creative writing. He has special interests in sociology and philosophy.

Posted on 17 September, 2012, in Personal life, Uncategorized, Writing and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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