David Sosnowski

To blog or not to blog...

September 24, 2011

Tags: blogging, writing, inspiration, novel

Author glimpsed emerging from the shell of his former self
Hello and welcome to my first-ever blog post! Woo-hoo!

Now what?

Iíve never blogged before and have resisted it for much the same reason Iíve never been able to keep a diary Ė Iím not all that interesting to myself. Or really, because Iím lazy. The only daily writing routine Iíve ever been even modestly successful at has been when Iím in the midst of a novel and itís going well. Those are the days when I canít wait to get up and start writing. Those are the days Ė in fact Ė that I am awakened by the need to write. Iíll find myself bolt upright in bed, fumbling for my glasses, stumbling into my kitchen, turning on my word processor so I can jot down the brilliant solution to some novelistic corner Iíve backed myself into.

Those kinds of writing days are delirious, and marked by a sort of dominoes of ideas. Iíll jot one down, save, then go back to my morning routine only to stop and rush back, another juicy idea having popped into my head. If youíve never jumped out of a shower to run still naked to your computer because something youíve just thought MUST BE PRESERVED, well, then youíre probably a mentally stable and healthy individual, but youíll never know the maddening joy that comes with being a writer.

Of course, most writing days arenít like that. Most writing days are a long, tooth-pulling slog toward mediocrity. And when those writing days lack the forward momentum of a long narrative arc Ė when those writing days begin with another brand new project which youíve yet to formulate Ė those are the kinds of writing days that make you wish youíd taken up carpentry.

So yeah. Blogging. Iím a little scared, but what the hell. Itís not like anything you put on the Internet hangs around forever. Oh, waitÖ

: )


  1. September 24, 2011 10:29 AM EDT
    I think you're a more interesting individual than you say you are Dave. If if you really haven't done much, it's never to late to take a trip and meet new people and learn of new things that may spark the ideas a little quicker. Like a trip to Oregon or Arizona. Lots of stories and history that can easily be weaved into something compelling. I urge you to keep writing the blog when possible but write that next book much more. ;)
    - Dominic V.
  2. September 24, 2011 1:10 PM EDT
    How exciting!! Love your choice of pic, Dave : )
    - Kathy R
  3. September 27, 2011 8:10 AM EDT
    Thanks, Dominic! You're right. Travel can be inspiring. When it was time for me to go to grad school, I went all the way to Fairbanks, Alaska. I've started writing about some of my experiences there which might become a book someday.
    - Dave S.

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"The end of the world is the weirdest time to come of age." --47North
"A witty, clever, original debut. Sosnowski writes like Ė well, an angel."
ĖKirkus Reviews
"Put Anne Rice and Mel Brooks in a blender and you'd get... Vamped."
ĖMary Doria Russell

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