How do people do it, how do they write and blog without losing their focus? I can happily blog away when I’m not writing or when writing shorter pieces: poetry, essays or short stories (though I have to admit that I so seldom write short stories, mostly because I so seldom read short stories, mostly because I find them unsatisfying. Give me a good sink-your-teeth-in-here novel any day, thank you very much).
Blogging while writing a novel is much, much more difficult, mainly because I’m no longer myself for most of the day, I’m Sasha Dewey and I write the obituaries for the Daily Anchorage Mirror (motto: a DAM good read), and my marriage is falling apart and the dead people who I write about are visiting and telling their stories, and nothing is what it seems and ….
Well, you get the picture. So I haven’t been blogging much. In fact, I haven’t been doing much except writing, editing what I’ve written, obsessing over what I’ve written, and running. Occasionally I actually sit down and talk with my partner but mostly I talk to him while we’re running (a two fer, eh?) and then slink back to my writing room for another round of obsessing.
So instead of blabbing on about nothing, I’ve decided to fill this post with pretty Alaska photos (purty pitchers!). Most were taken a few weeks ago, before autumn settled so firmly in (it seems that Sasha Dewey doesn’t much like taking pictures either, sigh, sigh).