Sunday, February 13, 2011

it's about time

I created this blog over in October of 2008 and have yet to make a single post. For the last two years, I have had great intentions to start blogging, but as we all know, good intentions do nothing on their own. For the last 28 months and five days, something has superseded my desire to write. Whether it was school, work, family, comic books or laziness, something always got in the way. Tonight, however, I found myself with time. My homework for this week is complete, the house is mostly clean, and no beckoning home improvement projects. I finished the comic adaptation of Alan Dean Foster's Splinter of the Mind's Eye and have issues of The Walking Dead waiting, but, as always, they will be patient. Tonight, my only obstacle is the real reason I have never sat down to write: preparation for the zombie apocalypse insecurity.

Every time I have had motivation to start writing, I get worried. Should the blog have a theme or a focus? Should it be about faith or my nerdy interests or something else? Should I start a webcomic? What if I am terrible at writing or I am not funny? Do I have an audience? These questions have always crippled my motivation, but tonight is different. I do not care if people read or if they hate it. I write for myself. I write what comes to mind, whether it be zombies, tech, faith, or family.

Maybe you will enjoy...maybe not.

"When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth."
~Kurt Vonnegut