As I sit here and struggle with what to write, the demonic tones of Oranssi Pazuzu play in the background. They are perhaps the most evil (sounding) of all the bands that I listen to and so they seem especially fitting considering the title of this site.
Unfortunately, struggle is the keyword in that pervious paragraph. While I consider myself at least kinda alright at this whole writing thing, I am quite shite when it comes to starting a piece of writing. This post needs to start the whole damned blog and I face the empty 'page' with no idea what I should say to kick off the whole ordeal.
And so I do what I originally planned to those long months ago when I first purchased this site: I just write whatever comes to me.
This site was always going to be for doing whatever it was that struck my fancy. But then I went and activated the marketing side of my brain and thought to myself "oh, no no no. I can't write whatever I want. I need to use this to market myself."
Then it remained blank for four months.
So fuck marketing. This site will remain a base of operations for me as a writer, teacher and creative. But the blog is going to remain my own slice of insanity. That means there will be sprawling, pointless posts just like this one. But there will also be updates on the projects I'm working on, discussions on creativity, writing and horror, musing on the role of depression/anxiety in the creative process and whatever else I feel like penning a post on.
I hope that these musing will prove entertaining or (god forbid!) educational/inspiring to those that find them. Guess I'll just have to wait and see.