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You might not know this about me, but I'm prone to sudden all-consuming enthusiasms that sometimes lead to weeks or months of creativity, sometimes completely change my life, and sometimes amount to nothing in a very short period of time. On the other hand, you might have been saying this about me for years for all I know. Either way, you may be interested and/or amused to discover that I'm thinking I might try "blogging" on this new thing the kids are calling "LiveJournal."

As in, y'know, actually writing stuff here more than once a month.

The thing that got me started on this radical notion? Reading Penelope Trunk. It's my cousin's fault. He came to Madison for a business trip last weekend and stayed with his friend, Penelope--note that he didn't ask to stay at my place, so don't go thinking I'm a bad cousin--and when I went out to lunch with him he told me her name, and later I looked her up because that's what one does, and now I kind of can't stop reading her blog, which is called Brazen Careerist. (Has everyone else been reading it since 2006? I wouldn't be surprised.) She encourages blogging. I've been thinking I wanted to write more here, anyway. How convenient!

I will never be a blogging machine like some people (*cough*jaylake*cough*), but I'm a pretty decent expert on being me, as well as on some other stuff that might be of interest to the readers, writers, and parents of unruly children among you. I think I'll need some help to get started, though. Are you a person with questions I ought to answer? Then you can help me by posting your questions in comments here. I'm going to commit to one "blog post" of decent substance each week until I get used to the phenomenon, and then we'll see from there. Now question me, people!

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jaylake
May. 6th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
:: cough ::
nayad
May. 6th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
I know you can come up with a question for me, o destroyer of keyboards.
jaylake
May. 7th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Muahaha. How do your writing and your art intersect? Mutually reinforcing? Or different worlds? And have you ever pursued the same idea within both idioms, just for the sake of the contrast?
nayad
May. 7th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks--those are great questions. :)
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nayad
May. 7th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
Even though you weren't really asking a question, I think I may turn this into a topic about the types of conventions that are out there, and the different experiences people can have at them (even within a single convention).
melindadansky
May. 7th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Hi! It would be great to "see" you here on a regular basis. Blogging is one of the few social networks I still have.

So: How do you expect blogging to help in other creative areas of your life?
nayad
May. 7th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Hi there! Thanks--I think I'll answer this question first, because I've been thinking about it a lot while deciding to blog more.

It was great to see you for a few minutes at NorwesCon, but it's too bad that was all there was to it! Next time we're going to be in the same place, I'll make a point of making plans instead of relying on random meetings.
lonfiction
May. 7th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
What's been your biggest unpaid-for artistic victory, and how did you celebrate?
nayad
May. 8th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
Thanks for the question! I'll have to think about this one for a while, but that's a good thing. :)
sasha_feather
May. 7th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you'll be blogging more! I'll try to think of some questions (currently drawing a blank).
nayad
May. 8th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
Yay! I'll look forward to finding out what you want to know!
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