Welcome to the Jungle

Categories: Life,Rants,Writing

Look at Axl and Slash. One can only hope that writers age better than rockers.

Doesn’t Axl look terrible? Let’s hope writers age better than rockers.

Welcome to my Definitely A Blog, I guess.

It’s not without reservations that I launch this incredibly public, incredibly unfiltered forum for self-promotion and general thought exploration. Anyone who knows me in the offline world can confirm what a reckless decision this is. For real. This is a site owned, operated, written and edited by me. I don’t have an assistant, webmaster or conscience looking over my shoulder to maintain reasonable boundaries of professionalism. What I do have are opinions, which I hope to share right here on a semi-regular basis.

Good thing stuff on the internet only lasts forever.

If I do something interesting, I’ll talk about it here. If I do something NOT interesting, I’ll probably talk about it here. If I get caught flat-footed in conversation and think of a pithy rejoinder just a few minutes late – you guessed it – I’ll post it here. The French call that phenomenon l’esprit d’escalier, although I’ve only ever heard pedantic Americans use the term. This happens to me so often in life that I may start an entire “Missed Connections” section for dicky comments.

You see what I mean? This is already problematic.

For the most part, I’m going to use this forum to discuss books and publishing and maybe a little music. In addition to my own work, I hope to rep stuff from my fellow Plotstriches and some of the other writers that I really dig. If you navigate over to the Reading List section you’ll see a nice, neat list of all the books I’m poring over at the moment. The Playlist is the same idea – just for music.

Hopefully you’ll find some of this interesting, and – if not – maybe you’re just a philistine. Did you ever think of that? Maybe it’s not me, it’s you.

As always, thanks for reading.


Author: Zach Lisabeth

Author of speculative fictions, lapsed musician and reluctant Angeleno. Graduate of Northwestern University and the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Workshop at UCSD.