Since it all began in June of 2008, this blog has been many things: a place to vent, an archive for commentary on television and comic books, the occasional crafting tutorial, advertisement for my various entrepreneurial enterprises, and a chronicle of my ongoing war with the responsibilities of adulthood.
They call my generation ‘Boomerang Kids’ – Millennials who left the nest for college, then turned right around and moved back in with Mom and Dad post-grad because the wider world is terrible, and depressing, and an empty nightmare of struggles to find affordable healthcare.
I’m thirty years old, and there’s almost nothing adult about me.
The new year is almost upon us, and I’ve neglected this blog for far too long. When I last left off, I was an old woman with shingles – I’m still an old woman, but fortunately the shingles has passed. Since then I went to a Time Lord Ball dressed as a lizard woman from the dawn of time, held a Whovian birthday party, and sold geeky ornaments at a craft faire. All topics I meant to blog about in depth, all stuck solidly in the past.
It’s been too long since I’ve blogged, and while I hope to have a new episode of YA Rewind up by tomorrow, it’s already been delayed a week, so I feel like I need to apologize, which is kind of silly, especially since I have no idea how many people even listen to my little podcast. The only person I’m responsible to these days is myself, but the lack of new Hollywood Jane content is starting to weigh on me like a tell-tale heart. Thump-thump. Thump-thump.
After discovering Paul F. Tomkins’ podcast Dead Authors through his connection to The Thrilling Adventure Hour, I pitched a blog post to Quirk Books about podcasts with a literary slant. After I pitched it, I realized that I didn’t actually listen to podcasts other than TAH and the occasional Nerdist, and to do the thing right, I needed to sample a selection.
My first blog for indie publisher Quirk Books was posted yesterday: It’s National Library Week, and even fictional characters need a place to check out books from time to time. Though it’s not always the case, fictional libraries tend to be magical; after all, they’re created by writers, and writers know the power of the written word. If they’re going to invent a repository for knowledge, then at the very least, it should…
Right, blogging. That thing I do to maintain my online cred and market myself as a writer. When I blog, I prefer to write anecdotes, or short essays – the sort of thing you might find in a magazine – or at least something more interesting than a catalogue of what I’ve had to eat.