Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My Grades, the Publishing Industry, and the Earth and the Moon

It's been a while since I've had anything to blog about, apparently. Christmas shopping, final exams this week and a blown final project, and I'm a year older. I haven't mustered much writing today, and I'm stuck in my hole watching The Wire.

I've been doing way too much thinking lately, that's for sure. Wondering what America would be like without an auto industry. The fact that I'm still years away from graduation. And how is it that I'm just so F-ing lazy? And maybe depression really is as simple as a chemical reaction in the brain...

But I wonder mostly about the State of the Publishing industry, and how much room there are for new writers. Obviously the economy is hurting everybody. And it seems time to back off with the query letters, and concentrate solely on finishing revisions of this first book. Perhaps I'll have a fighting chance when this country is climbing out of this hole that's larger than the one in my futon. Here we go again.

Much like the Earth absorbing the moon's orbit around our sun I am forced back into this perpetual cycle of static inertia. (See Capture Theory.) Now I don't know what I just said, but it feels about right. Back to the Wire...