I’ve never really been the type you could call professional. My preferred clothing choice for about five years throughout undergrad and graduate school was sandals, shorts, and extra large t-shirts. It also involved eating a lot, never working out, and consuming copious amounts of alcohol:
Even now that I’ve grown out of that homeless-person-esque style, I’d still take jeans and an undershirt over a suit any day of the decade. Part of the reason I even love my job teaching at a college is because they don’t give a shit what I wear. And they don’t ask me to cover my tattoos (FYI, that’s a huge no no. I don’t cover them for anybody. I got them for a reason, I’m proud of them, and I like to let them breathe).
I am, however, aware that a certain level of professionalism can be an asset when you’re trying to reach a goal. And in this case, my writing career is a priority over…everything, really.
That said, I’ve decided to turn this website–what has been a single forum for whatever I feel like posting at any given moment–into a more traditional author website. In other words, PatrickAndersonJr.com will be the place for news concerning my career as a writer. Publication info, updates on novels/short stories/essays, any future projects concerning my joint venture into film (I’ll be starting a film program this fall), etc. Basically, anything relating to my professional career, you can find on here.
As for the personal stuff, I’ve started a new blog on Tumblr at patrickandersonjr.tumblr.com. This site, conversely, will be anything but professional. At any given moment, I’ve got about 2,000 things running through my head, and writing has always been my method of getting them out so I stay relatively sane. A lot of times this stuff seems borderline psychotic once I read what I’ve written, but it’s interesting to see it visually regardless. The new blog will be my outlet for this dysfunctional crap, and if you’d like to share, go ahead and follow me on Tumblr.
PatrickAndersonJr.com = professional author site
patrickandersonjr.tumblr.com = unprofessional crazy man’s blog
Hope you enjoy both, and have a great Monday. If that’s possible.