January 31, 2011, 8:00 am
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A rhetorical question, unless there’s someone who can answer it legitimately: do dentists try different types of teeth-cleaning in their spare time, for pleasure, to keep sharp?

That’s sort of the idea behind this experiment. I spend my days writing, yet I never want it to become a chore. I want to keep sharp while still maintaining a naive enjoyment of the art.

This isn’t my first foray into blogging, but it’s without a doubt my most distinct and ambitious. I’m going to actively avoid the topics — and styles — I spend my days tackling. I’m trying commentaries. I’m trying short fiction. I’m trying reviews. I’m trying basically anything and everything besides my normal day job.

And you know what? There’s a real possibility that it won’t be good. Or even passable. But the idea isn’t necessarily to do it well, but just to do it.

That said, I’d love to hear feedback, both positive or negative.

Thanks for making it here. Check back often. I’ll try not to disappoint too badly.