Funny how quickly a blog can disappear. Funny how little I've cared. I kept thinking, "I should blog... something." But I don't really have anything to say.
Okay, not exactly true. My wife recently read a YA book and said, "What's with all these conflicted asshole guys?" Uh, my point freakin' exactly. One of the things that makes me tired is the negative portrayal of men in YA fiction (a joke, yes...) Does anybody else notice that male characters tend to fall into one of three distinct categories:
1.) I'm a rebel, I don't like you, but somehow I'm unable to keep myself away from you. Hey, we should kiss. By the way, I'm a magical creature. Yeah, sucks. But we are FOREVER.
2.) I'm the boy next door. I'm cute, in a nerdy way. Yeah, I'm in a band/in the band/in drama. I'm your friend, but we both know that there's probably more to it. I'll probably be better for you than the magical creature above. Oh, by the way. I'm a freakin' wizard or some shit. You will probably break my heart.
3.) I am hot. My abs ripple. You like to touch me. We do it. I'm a fan of whispering things "hotly" in your ears. Did I mention I turn you on? I am not a magical creature. Well, sometimes. Does it matter? *flex* I didn't think so....
Right, so this stuff annoys the hell out of me. And yeah, sure, I realize that male authors do the same thing with some of their female characters. But whatever. My blog, my biases.
So I could talk about this. Maybe another time. Instead, I wanted to give people a reason for not blogging as much.
Basically, I'm working on a new book. It's fun. It's hard. It's taking up a lot of my time. I took a small three day weekend break but now I'm back on it, typing the Funny. Typing the Genius. Okay, maybe not. But still - typing.
And it's hard to actually come up with so much wit in a given day.
So there it is. I may be silent for awhile.