Can one use such words in polite company?
I’ll let you decide.
This actually isn’t my first blogging rodeo, though this is the first blog I went out and bought the domain for. I was quite surprised to find TrickBrown.com still available. My previous blogging attempts were for the specific purpose of relieving boredom, and since I can be a little rough around the edges they probably aren’t for the faint of heart. This blog, I expect, will be much more tame.
Speaking of which, I guess I ought to say something about my goals for this blog. In this day and age, it is essentially expected that an aspiring author has a web presence. An outlet for fans to feel they have a stake in the personal life of the author. This is the main purpose of this blog. Self aggrandizing promotion for me and my work.
I admit I am not good at this sort of thing. I am not a salesman. I am principally an introvert, though I have overcome some of these tendencies, I still prefer to remain out of the primary focus. Alas, this is not conducive to self-promotion. Currently, I am not on Facebook or Twitter or any other form of social media. I suppose for now, this is fine since I don’t have any work I am trying to peddle, though this will be coming soon. All I can say is that I will do my best to serve.
I have finished my first novel. Which, of course, is why I am starting my web presence. The only thing left to do is a read through for edits. I imagine I’ll add a little here and there, but by the end of June I hope to have the first completed draft. I’ll save the discussions about this work for future posts. I can’t put it all in here.
Yesterday, I wrote my first short story. At least the first that I would consider publishing. Short stories is not something I expect to be very good with since I tend to get a little epic in my writing scope. Of course, now that I have said that, I guess that means I should work on a few short stories. If for no other reason than to improve where I am weakest.
Hmm, I suppose this is good for now. As a mathematician, I can do the math. Since I have no fans, I doubt too many people will be reading this post. Someday, perhaps that will change.