Posie on the Lamb was started as our travel blog. It was a way to keep in touch with family and friends, to give them a chance to share some of the things we’ve seen. You all know about Erin. She teaches English as part of the EPIK program. She has made friends, gutted squid, had more drunken dinners than I ever thought possible for a teetotaler, and has become a kind of god to her sticky fingered kindergartners. You’ve heard those stories. You’ll hear more of them. But I realize we’ve been remiss a bit. We haven’t really talked about me. What have I been up to while Erin’s off gallivanting around the countryside, dodging cabs and crazed students? Well… writing. A lot. And since it’s becoming kind of important to me, I thought I’d devote a section of the blog to talking about it.
So periodically, every other Thursday or so, when I’m desperately in need of something else to occupy my brain, I think I’d like to spend some time writing about writing. Yes, I am aware that sounds wildly pretentious, but hear me out.
I’m not an expert on this by any stretch. I had one creative writing class in college, which mostly taught me to hate poetry (sorry dad). But that hasn’t stopped me from throwing myself into a fledgling career as a writer with all the enthusiasm of a gorilla testing luggage. So when I write about writing, it’s as a blind man stumbling around an unfamiliar room, slamming his head into the furniture. These won’t be posts on how to be a successful writer, because I don’t know how to do that. These will be posts about trying to learn something from the concussions. Which is always the best kind of education anyway.