For the first time in a long time, I thought to myself: it’s time to write on my blog again. It wasn’t until I actually visited that I realized it has been almost a year since the last time I posted.
Since it’s been so long, I’ve decided to start over from the beginning.
Hi. My name is Bruce. I started this blog years ago because I’m a writer, and a blog is one of the things a writer is supposed to do to distract themselves from actual writing. There’s an old adage that says “write what you know.” So what did I blog about? Well, writing, of course. Like about a billion other writers. Because what else besides the mechanics of writing does the average internet browser want to read about, right?
What I’ve come to realize since then is there is a lot more I know than just writing. Yes, I have published nine novels, but I am also a nearly fifty year old man who has raised two children to near-completion, worked in a couple of different careers, is twice divorced and currently trying to navigate on-line dating, teeters on the edge of a mid-life crisis (okay, the motorcycle license and new tattoos may suggest something more severe than teetering), and struggles daily with the concept of aging alone.
Fuck writing. Everyone I tell I’ve published all those novels thinks it’s a pretty amazing accomplishment, but how many of them want to know the nitty gritty behind how they were written? I’d say approximately zero.
How many of you want to hear stories of dating mishaps and foibles?
Three? That’s it? Oh, well, it’s still more than zero.
So buckle in. No more posts on writing (or very few, at least). Instead, let’s dig up some stories from the vaults, have a look at the life of a man feeling a little bit scared of getting older and being lonely. Sounds heavy? Maybe sometimes, but I’ll do my best to make you laugh because, really, what else can you do?