It’s been a rough January, you know, out there, politically. You might’ve not noticed a reaction from me here on this blog because I had a lot of posts scheduled ahead, but there was a solid few weeks that I couldn’t really write any blog posts. (I was able to manage fiction writing.) I was stuck in an existential bind. Should I say something about this Trump situation here (I have on my personal tumblr blog). If so, do I have anything relevant to say?
Writing about writing seemed small and insignificant in this politically wrought time. However, I have come to a conclusion. I am going to keep writing: despite, in spite of, because of, in defiance of.
Writing is art, and art is important. In all times and also these times. I will not preemptively silence myself or my art for anything.
So for any of you all struggling to be artists or writers in troubling times, I give you a call or permission or solace or whatever you’re looking for here. Be creative despite, in spite of, because of, in defiance of.
Insights from the life of an aspiring, struggling writer; a passionate reader, and a working librarian.
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