Return of the Creature from the Blog
Some of you out there may remember Ravenlike, the weblog that I used to run here. I’ve been meaning to return to blogging for quite some time, in an effort to reach out a little more and let people know what I’m working on and what I’m thinking about.
As author John Scalzi said at the 2009 O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference:
“When you build those 40,000 people or 4,000 people or however many you have because what you write is interesting to them and they come back again and again and again you develop an interest in yourself as an author. There’s somebody in this room who once said the next generation of authors will be performers as well and there is something to that. My performance is not necessarily what I’m doing now, for example my performance is on my website on a daily basis. It makes a difference.”
(2009? Yes, I’ve been collecting links for this blog for quite a while, so most of them for a while aren’t going to be new — although hopefully they’ll be new to you. Bear with me, we will eventually catch up to 2011, already in progress.)
So this is me being a performer. Expect posts about writing, about horror movies, about readings and podcasts, and especially about the Future of Publishing — which seems to be happening about now, as near as I can tell, so it’s much on my mind lately. Welcome aboard.