About Fat Writer


The blog title says it all, really.  I’m overweight, and trying not to be.  And I’m also learning to be a writer, mostly speculative fiction and the like.  And I’ve got a lot of things still to figure out about both of them.

I’ve gotten some of the way there on both of them.  I’ve lost some weight, and though I’ve put some back on, I’ve managed to avoid climbing back up to my heaviest weight again.  But there’s something missing, and I’m working on finding that last little piece of the puzzle.  The trick isn’t so much losing the weight — it’s making it stick once it’s gone.  And I’m not sure that which diet you’re on has a whole hell of a lot to do with it.  But I’m making progress again, at least for now, and I’m optimistic.

Hell, I’m always optimistic, even when I’m also pessimistic at the same time.

For the writing, I abandoned it for a long, long time.  When I was fifteen or sixteen, I wrote a lot.  Then, until I was in my early twenties, I hardly wrote at all.  After that, I wrote one awful novel draft (but with a really catchy opening page, or so one agent told me), and then hardly picked it up again for years.  I lost well over a decade that I could have been writing, and during those years I didn’t improve or refine my craft at all.  Now, I’m trying to make up for lost time.  And, just like with my weight and health, I’m trying to figure out what the last missing pieces of the puzzle are.

This blog will be about both of those, for the most part.  And occasionally about neither of them, I imagine…

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