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No, there's been no writing. And what the fuck point is there in making an entry about how there's been no writing since I finished "The Eighth Veil," way back on the ninth? Not a whole lot. At least I have moved beyond lying in bed, and have actually spent the last two days at the keyboard not writing. Somehow, that entails slightly less guilt than not writing from bed. Less guilt, more frustration. My masochistic "soul" probably figures the pain incurred staring at the blank MS Word "page" earns me less guilt. It's not writing, but at least it's another sort of suffering, so I'm cut some slack.

I will try again today. Today, I will try harder than I tried yesterday.

The snow hasn't all melted away, but it's going fast.

I admit I have paused in my not writing to gaze in horror at the internet kerfuffle surrounding Evelyn Evelyn. I know people are stupid, but sometimes I forget just how stupid people can be, especially on the goddamn internet. I've really had enough of the good soldiers of the web, fighting their ignorant, petty wars for truth, light, and squeamish political correctness. Spooky came into the office, night before last, to try and tell me about the people flaming Amanda over the Evelyn Evelyn backstory. And it's not often I'm rendered speechless, but speechless was I rendered. Finally, I was able to sputter something like, "These fuckwits know Ziggy Stardust was really David Bowie, right?" Yeah, it's that stupid. There are people who live to be offended, to disapprove. And no, I'm not linking to the stupid. If you want to see, use Google.

Life's to goddamn short for this nonsense. To quote Jeffrey Goines, "Fuck the bozos!"

Well, at least I do have these photographs, the railroad bridge photos I promised day before yesterday. I will refer you to Daughter of Hounds. If you have the trade paperback, you may turn to page 238. If you have the paperback, it's page 205. If you have the trade paperback and the paperback, I love you.





The old railroad drawbridge over the Seekonk River; view to the northeast.



View to the northeast.









Photographs Copyright © 2010 by Caitlín R. Kiernan.

Comments

greygirlbeast
Feb. 18th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)

You feel guilty about not writing?

Fuck yeah. Nothing so inspires guilt in me as not writing. For my part, a writer who doesn't write is...well, not a writer.
thimbleofrain
Feb. 18th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
That’s like saying a woman is only a lesbian while she’s fucking another woman. You need to be away from writing sometimes just like you need to be away from the people in your life sometimes.

Needs are needs. Your guilt is wasted on them, I think.

(And, yes, I recognize the futility of telling someone she doesn’t need to feel guilty about something. Guilt and I go way back.)
greygirlbeast
Feb. 18th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)

Please, you really need to not argument with me about this thing today. This is not about rational thought. Thank you.
thimbleofrain
Feb. 18th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Okay. I’m sorry.

It will come. It always does.