Monday, July 25, 2005

I have discovered recently that my tolerance for bad writing and assholes has grown exponentially smaller.

I also realized that a large part of my dismay at the world is because any retard with a computer and a credit card can now magically become an 'author'. It makes me sad. Remember when self publishing was a punk rock cool thing to do? Now it seems like self publication is what people who think their genius isn't yet recognized by the majority of the literate human race do.

There are quite a few authors I've discovered here and there who I've grown to love. Sadly though there are more and more (what seems to me to be) repositories for whatever drivel someone can spew.

I really thought about it and this isn't the 'I'm not getting published' sort of angst. It's more the 'I don't want to be published alongside this shit' kind of angst. Does that make me a snob?

Or does it mean I should give up this writing shit and start editing my own magazine?

Probably not. At least the editing part. Let me pick stuff but don't let me try and pick it apart.

The above was mostly inspired due to me reading some of the 'author' boards and communities. Mostly because goddamn, some of the shit is just shit and there's no way around it.

So yeah.

Anyhow in other news I just finished reading Jazz by Toni Morrison and honestly I don't know if I liked it or not. It wasn't incredibly compelling to me, I didn't really get into the POV at all. I think maybe I'm just not into her books and should quit trying. I've read The Bluest Eye, Beloved, etc but not been able to get really deep into any of them.

Next up I'm reading Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons. I read A Winter's Haunting by him quite awhile ago and enjoyed it very much so I'm looking forward to this. 800 some odd pages and from what I've read about it my mouth is watering.

I'm not sure what's next after that. I might splurge and find myself some juicy non fic of some sort.

In writing news I've finally gotten my hands on Roughdraft again (I LOVE that program) that makes me happy. Also I've got these notes scribbled in the notebook I haul around, I usually am not one to make a lot of notes while I write but I've got this thing knocking around in my head that I can't get rid of or really get to. So I've been making flow charts and lists and notes trying to get at it.

That approach seldom works for me so I'm going to do what I'm good at and just write the fucker. See what it is and what I get.

I started already and I'm relatively nervous about it.

So that's all that's crackin in Nudiemuse world right now. That and I'm having a terrible terrible craving for Greek food.

Hungry....send money.

Goodnight Sally.

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