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Slow blogging/Another epic edition

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 3:42 am - January 9, 2013.
Filed under: Blogging,Random Thoughts,Writing

As I, in returning from my family vacation, return to work on my fantasy epic, I am trying to work out a schedule similar to that I “effected” when I was writing my dissertation, spending the early part of the day and into the afternoon, “dissertating” and the late afternoon and part of the evening “blogging.”

While the dissertation seemed to require more work than does the novel, it didn’t drain me as this sometimes does.

Perhaps, I just need to get used to writing fiction again — or perhaps I find this writing draining because I am drawing from images that have been stirring in my “subconscious” (and conscious) mind for over a decade.  And in the current chapter, I am providing much background information, notions and images that have been continuously simmering for sometime.

Or that creative writing is in itself more draining.  Or that my sense of being drained is just my psyche seeking rest to allow the images to settle and then emerge. . .

Not sure what it is — but to hope again to restore the balance I enjoyed when I was writing my dissertation.

Until then, I have encouraged ILoveCapitalism to blog a little more regularly than we had initially asked him to blog.  🙂



  1. Here’s something to think about…

    According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the U.S. imports (on a net basis) over 8.4 million barrels of oil per day or about 45% of our daily needs. On the other hand, the U.S. has over 200 years of reserves. If we replaced all the imported oil with locally produced oil, at $90/barrel, that would represent $756 million per day in gross revenues or $276 billion per year. At 30% that’s over $80 billion a year in additional revenues for the Treasury not counting multipliers including savings from increased employment, offshoot businesses, and reductions in welfare participants.

    Democrats listen up. If you want to solve a revenue problem, the solution isn’t to tax more, it’s to create more revenue to tax.

    Comment by David — January 9, 2013 @ 7:52 am - January 9, 2013

  2. Public humiliation! What pressure! 🙂

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — January 9, 2013 @ 11:55 am - January 9, 2013

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