Today is April 1st

The short version: I know my joke was pretty lame, but I was at a loss for what else I could do.

Honestly, I had planned to write something different for today, but then when I was looking at the date it would post, I changed my mind.  “April 1st”, I said to myself, “That’s April Fool’s Day.”  It’s a long-standing internet tradition that content-providers provide some kind of April Fool’s joke every year on April 1st.  So, naturally, I had to do one.

Of course, the only idea I had was pretty lame.  The problem is, the only cachet I have – the only schtick to play on – is the very existence of my blog, and my love of writing.  So, that was it: your annual April Fool’s joke, played a little straight, and mildly depressing.

Fortunately (or unfortunately, as the case may be) for you, that last post was my very humble offering to the internet annals of April Fool’s jokes.  My apologies for not having anything more interesting or substantive today.

Happy April Fool’s!

End of the Line

You know, it’s been a fun go.  I’ve enjoyed blogging, and expressing my thoughts, sending them out into the ether to see what sticks.

But, it’s just something I don’t think I’m cut out for.  I mean, writing in general.  I’ve been struggling for months with my short story, and I’m still nowhere near finished with it!  There’s no feeling of accomplishment; no satisfaction from having people read and enjoy it.

And I realize: it’s not as though I really stand a chance at breaking in, at getting published.  Though it’s been my life-long dream, we all have life-long dreams, and most of us have to face the music sooner or later and revise our expectations.  For me, it’s the realization that I’ll always be a desk-jockey, a corporate drone prairie-dogging it in a cube farm.

Frankly, faced with the utility of it all, I’ve come to a hard decision.  I thank you for reading, but today the Undiscovered Author will be closing up shop. It’s been a good run.