It’s now been over a year and a half since I last posted anything. A track record that could only be described as “extremely poor.” It’s impossible to write without feeling like you need an excuse. “What did you do for your Summer Vacation, Ian?”
Truth is life happened. We moved twice. Watched our daughter grow and learn. Work and medical procedures and here we are much later than I ever intended. In the past I would have gotten down on myself. I kept thinking If you’re not going to post anything for that long then what you come back with better be goddamn brilliant.
Earlier today I read something by Neil Gaiman, one of my favorite authors. It was advice to a young writer about how to get your ideas down on paper. I won’t recite it here (mostly because it is brilliant, and I’m nowhere near there yet.) but he does say the only was to do it is to do it. Goddamn brilliance takes a lot of work.
While I may not hit that level I do have things I want to say. I want to write stories and post them, I want to write about video games and tv shows. I want to express things that amuse me. More than that I want to create something.
All we can do is start again.