Tuesday, March 29, 2005

And so it begins...

Currently Reading: To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis. Funny, smart science fiction. So far.

I had to chuckle to myself when I began to wonder if starting a blog was a way for me to not have to answer as many emails. Heh. Anyone I'm neglecting... tell me. I am good at answering email. Merely very slow.

I jot notes and poem fragments in notebooks. Constantly. Ask my family. I've always done this. I figure I can pull some of them together into actual poems here. Or actual essays. Imagine that.

I am also beginning an attempt at sending my poetry to actual journals/magazines/anthologies. The real reason I want to do this is to get a feel for how my poetry compares to the "educated" poets. (The ones who actually studied writing.) I hope to track my progress or failure and adjust my writing accordingly. We'll see.

I just hope I don't bore you all with my spare, elementary prose and pretentious poetry. Call me on it if I do.