So I've just starting listening to the Audible audio book of When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris. This is my second Sedaris book other than Me Talk Pretty One Day, and it has taken this long to get started on a second book. They're fascinating since they're really collections of essays about pretty much anything but mostly about his life in particular his interactions with family. While I wasn't immediately a fan of his work after reading a book of his for the first time, I did appreciate what this represented to me as writer.
He got published just for collecting his essays together. This often has me thinking that maybe I could get into this form of writing given how much time I already invest in these blog posts. It's just a question of who would find them interesting I suppose, but I really shouldn't get distracted by that. But hey, it's more examples of ways to get into writing.
But I'm still not sure if that's the way I want to go. Heck, I'm not even sure what subject to focus on in terms of such writing, even if mostly expository in nature. I don't want to write about my family since that feels like a can of worms plus who wants to get too deep into something as personal as family, right? So maybe something geeky or something gay or something just plain weird. I can never narrow that down to something specific, which is probably my public blog is positioned as The Geeky Guide to Nearly Everything. There are just so many things I'm keen on writing about that it never seems to end, really.