I get a weekly email exhorting me to write about a particular topic. So far the topics have not been inspiring. Tonight I have logged in for the first time in months, and decided to write an inaugural entry. This is it now. It is not about anything. Not yet.
Perhaps it will be about Redroom. My little netbook screen is too small to support effective exploring, so rather than learn about the subject, I will make something up. Redroom is a website intended to provide writers a common space for expression and comaraderie. The draw is a design meant to suggest a certain seriousness. There is a suggestion that "real" writers -- i.e. people whose writing talent has earned them some material fame -- may be involved. This is all good. But does it work for me? This is TBD.
When I write open-ended like this, it comes out as very serious. I'd like to be a lot funnier. But teh funny requires a looseness I have not yet learned to capture while hunched over this tiny netbook keyboard, my cursor jumping to random places about the screen as a dangling thumb brushes the touchpad. I am very funny in person, provided I'm with a fun person. But of course, that has shit to do with what kind of writer I am.
That's enough. Now I will go to the home page and see if there's an explanation somewhere.