News (8/10/2015)

It’s time once again to focus on writing.
I sat down a few minutes ago to write the poem I posted earlier today and realized that even something like that which used to come to me so easily, is now a challenge. In that realization I decided that I would start writing at least once a day and post it here. I apologize in advance for whatever awful garbage this produces. It’s something that has to be done.

I have a few reasons for this, which I’ll explain in as little detail as possible to save you from the incredible boredom that accompanies these kinds of explanations.  The brief version is…

  • I worry that I am losing my ability to express myself properly and with clarity. Hopefully putting more focus on my use of language which ease away these fears and also fight the often crippling social anxiety I experience when speaking with (or even thinking about speaking with) new or argumentative people.
  • I spend more than half of my waking hours not speaking or communication in any fashion with other human beings.  This is partly due to the above mentioned anxiety and partly due to my job, which I love very much, but requires me to spend much of my time working on computers.  The result is that predictability and analytical thought work 100% of the time, which is not entirely the case outside of that room.
  • I actually like writing, and I think I’m “fair to moderately fair” at it.  I need to allocate the proper time to doing it, otherwise I’ll spend that entire time playing video games.
  • I’ve always needed to get a little better at the storytelling part of writing.  I can write mountains of words, but the art of making them sound great together is something that occasionally alludes me.

So that’s it.  More stuff for you to read or ignore if you so desire.  This is more for me than anything, so it won’t hurt my feelings if you don’t.  I’ll share any work I feel is worth reading on Facebook and elsewhere, so don’t feel like you have to follow these ramblings closely and weed out the “gems.”  Unless you don’t trust my tastes, which is entirely understandable.

You’ll also notice a new change to the upper right portion of this website.  I have decided rather than to copyright my work on this site, to instead place it under the Creative Commons license.  To understand more about the license, please click on the link provided within it.  If you have any issues or concerns regarding this license, please contact me.

I appreciate your support!


About thestsp

Brenton Smith used to live in a haunted house. I mean, he never saw a ghost or anything, but he used to hear crap all the time. Also one time while he was in bed, he thinks something touched his leg. He and his friends eventually gave the ghost a silly name and it went away embarrassed. He still feels guilty about that sometimes.
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