I really have been.
I've been struggling to understand the purpose of my own blog. Website. Am I confined to only speaking about things related to writing? If I talk too much about myself outside of writingology, will people take me less seriously? I have lots of things I want to talk about–things about the world, things about the media, things about me–but do those things belong here?
The answer, I think, is yes and no. This isn't a website about my political persuasion, so that should be left out. This is, however, a website about me. So, on occasion, I'll talk a little less about writing and a little more about me. Here are some things that have been keeping me busy.
I do have 5 drafts that are waiting to be written and eventually published, so don't think I've forgotten about my wonderings. I'll be back in a jiffy. (After writing that sentence, I wondered where "jiffy" came from, so I looked it up. According to Wikipedia, "Jiffy is an informal term for any unspecified short period of time, as in 'I will be back in a jiffy.' From this it has acquired a number of more precise applications for short, very short, or extremely short periods of time. First attested in 1785. the word's origin is unclear, though one suggestion is that it was thieves' cant for lighting."