So here goes the Pilot blog post.
This is supposed to be a writing blog so I think I will have to bring it around to writing. I don't think that will even be hard. Most things in my life seem to spiral down to writing eventually. Even though I don't think we are really qualified at this point to give advice on the subject, we can definitely chronicle our daily attempts to
Starting a blog is like starting a novel.
(Now that I have experienced both, I think I can say that with some authority.)
The first word is the hardest.
It feels a little weird for a while.
(Why am I doing this? Am I crazy? Who's going to care? What should I say????)
It is best started on a Tuesday.
(Just to disorder the world a little. Normal people start things on Mondays. Exceptional people color outside the lines.)
There is a deep-seated fear that whatever you're typing won't make sense to another soul on the planet.
(What do you mean you don't get what I mean??)
It generally only has the barest hint of an outline.
(Girl meets boy. They team up and meet a dragon. There is a magical item involved. It's brilliant! Girls meet blog. They decide it should be about writing. They think really really hard for interesting things to write about.)
It looks like the whole prospect might eat your life and not be very profitable into the bargain.
(The odds of publication: .0005% . The odds of anyone reading this blog: .0005%. The odds of me living in a garret colder than my dorm room, wearing cut off Bob Cratchit gloves, eating gruel and starving nobly with my artistic brethren after I graduate college: 99.9995%)
And it's really, really fun.