Thursday, January 24, 2013

If That Mean Old City Gets You Down, I'll Be Around

I've been writing again. Sort of.

And by writing, I mean for myself. Not for the job, or a client. Just me.

Writing in an old diary I've had since I was 8. Rarely used, yet packed full of memories of things better forgotten. I was a sad little kid. Confused little adult. But the diary has served its purpose through these 11 years, and is somewhat serving it again. I never have to worry about anyone going through it and learning how nuts I am, because no one can read my handwriting. Score one for the lefties.

I'm also writing songs again, this time using my extremely limited guitar abilities. Will anyone ever hear them? Not likely. But Daisy is a pretty good audience member. I also keep bugging a hometown friend of mine to move to Toronto and start a band with me, since every band should have at least one actual musician. He wants to name it "As Good As It Goetz". Instead, I've dubbed it "Go Folk Yourself".

It will never actually exist, but names are still important in fake plans.

Lastly, I've been writing long-winded posts on here that are saved and then left unpublished, because it's just better that way. There's a good chance this will be one of them. And if it's not, that means I was feeling more open than I tend to. That, and confusing people is sometimes a hobby of mine. Like walking into walls, and making up words.

I used to write fiction; I always swore I'd be an author, but I stopped bothering when I started freelancing in 2007. I have short stories and half-finished novels hidden around my apartment. I doubt I'll ever start that again, to be honest.

But writing otherwise, just for me.... is something. And I'll take it.


Alyson said...

I hate journalling by hand because I have terrible writing, but I totally have a super-secret blog that's just for me (very private). It's totally nice to vent to nobody and clear yr thoughts once and a while. Totally needed.

Justin Baisden said...

Just noticed the "Crazy... but that's how it goes" link above the comments. Do you ever think about going blonde again?

Also, check my other comment in the previous post and LMK if it works for you.

Nick S said...

I'd love to hear those songs one day. As to writing, I write about what I'm interested in, but I could never write for just me. I want too much to inflict my imagination on everyone else. :)

Got any detective stories?

Kris Goetz said...

Mostly defective stories, actually!

Kris Goetz said...

I doubt I'll ever go blonde again, nope. Dark hair suits my general disposition more :)

I'll throw ya a msg shortly.

Kris Goetz said...

Agreed. I've had a few private blogs, journals on my computer, and book journals. But there's something therapeutic about writing by hand. And the more upset I am while writing, the less I can even read what I wrote.

Mike D. said...

We wanna hear the songs.

Kris Goetz said...

No. You really don't.

Kris Goetz said...

I'd be all over death metal folk. I almost feel like that describes me in general.

Keir said...

Write more. Write a lot. Songs, novels, whatever. I've done that stuff and it feels great. I've finally got to the point where lyrics don't have to rhyme. It's the "hell, why not?" method, and I'm digging it. So much less pressure to top your last/best work. Loose and un-judged. If you write it I will read it, Kris.

Kris Goetz said...

Thanks, Keir. "Loose and un-judged" is the way I'm trying to keep everything these days. It's all about the enjoyment, right?

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