Getting Back on Track with a Writing Exercise

Y and I have been back in Kent for about six days and it feels like I am still struggling to catch up with work and responsibilities. One of those responsibilities is posting something daily to dynamic as part of my pledge to create one post per day. While we were away in Europe, I spent one morning creating all of the video game related posts that appeared during our absence. When we had Internet access, I occasionally posted something to Facebook, but I never found the time to do more than that. However, I did do a lot of writing in my Muji notebook during the SFRA conference in Poland. In fact, I filled it from front to back with notes and thoughts during the conference. During the remainder of our trip, I did not have the time or energy to do much more writing than an occasional Facebook update. Taking trains or boats to go places and then walk around all day long left me with little physical much less psychic energy to do some writing. Why all this talk about writing? It is because dynamic is primarily a place where I can practice writing while also adding some of my thoughts to the Internet’s ether. I have found it very important to my work as a scholar to write on a regular basis in order to build my skill at writing, which includes the skill of writing at length, on demand. My lack of regular writing during the past few weeks has taken its toll on my writing ability. It took me awhile to develop the wherewithal to write this particular post. However, I am finding it easier and easier as I progress down the page with my incessant typing on the keyboard. I am also wondering about the autocorrection of my writing from within Safari on Mac OS X Lion. I don’t know if this is something perpetrated by the OS or the WordPress backend for my website. I will have to look into this further.

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.