writer

The only things I’ve published anywhere but on my own platforms up til now have been letters to editors. But writing is the one thing I’ve consistently done since before I graduated high school. Other people didn’t notice (well, unless I was writing to them) until everyone got on the internet because I wasn’t producing material for sale.

I decided to put more effort into writing to be seen, writing to educate, and writing for pay. Might as well.

Here is my Substack: Earthbound Misfit

At this point in my life I am coping with a really bad cellular signal where I live. I have a friend who has issued an open invitation to visit her and use her internet connection; she likes the company, and appreciates that I don’t talk a whole lot. (She has actually said this.) But that’s not perfect. If someone gets sick, for instance, I don’t go over there because I’m mindful of the risk to my father, who is medically fragile. I thought to write ahead and have a bunch of scheduled posts ready for publication at the Substack but have not perfected my system yet. So there should be regular content, but it’ll only be as regular as I can make it.

The other problem is I can’t look things up with any reliability because what home internet I can grab is too slow (I’ve even seen Wikipedia choke, and that’s not a primary source), so at this point in my venture you will see me voicing opinion much more than connecting factual dots. Or I’ll state something I know to be fact but won’t have a link to back it up. I recognize that these are weaknesses. At some point it should get better.

I’d like to explore writing other things. We’ll see. I already have too many interests and no time to chase them all. But I do type fast (100+ wpm if alphabetical only), so that’s a plus.

If you want to see updates about my writing projects, check out the category writer on my blog. If there’s stuff there, I’ve written about it. So to speak.