Falling off the face of the Earth

Posted on: December 10th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 7 Comments

Wow. Time sure does seem elusive these days. If it wasn’t for Akasha’s nudge (see comments for my last post) I’m sure this post would still be days away.

I wish I could say I’ve been lost in my writing for the past weeks. Of course, seeing as how it’s Christmastime again, rather than writing, I’ve been spending most my time spending all my money.

For those who’ve read some of my stories, you might have noticed a bit of an anti-materialism streak throughout the works. It’s a theme I like to play with, but this time of year always turns me into a big ol’ hypocrite.

Yeah, I like stuff just like everyone else. A common misconception among readers is that if a writer explores certain themes, said writer also subscribes to the beliefs he or she puts on paper. Maybe…sometimes. I surely do have a strong distaste for spending money (and money itself). I’m probably one of few people in my age group to not own a cell phone, for instance. But does that mean I’m ready to drop out of mainstream society and live in the mountains?

Not yet.

Maybe soon…but not yet.

First I have to get at least one novel published.

7 Responses

  1. Anita Marie Moscoso says:

    Great Post Tony-

    enjoyed the tag you did to and is that the Jesus Buddy- ?

  2. Akasha Savage says:

    Welcome back onipar! This time of year certainly does play havoc with the writing…I’ll agree with that! I too am writing my first novel…but haven’t actually done an awful lot lately; too much excitement going on…that’s my excuse anyway. 🙂

  3. Scott says:

    That would be interesting to write in the voice of someone who has beliefs I don’t subscribe to.

    I like the look of the blog, by the way.

  4. Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) says:

    LOL! I relate to your feelings regarding consumerism and spending completely. Perhaps the seasonal consumerism is actually a contagious virus? As for writing – let’s not go there, okay?
    🙂

  5. onipar... says:

    Thanks Anita. Yeah, that’s Buddy Christ! From Dogma. 🙂

    Thanks Akasha. Yeah, so much to do, so little time. Even my days off fly by with little getting done.

    Thanks Scott, trying something new. Yes, I love trying to get inside the heads of different Characters.

    Hey, AbV. There you go again, giving me ideas for stories! 🙂

  6. Steve says:

    I know some people who carry 3 phones around with them (maybe they ring themselves up when they get bored, who knows?)

  7. onipar... says:

    Ha! i bet you’re right. i can’t imagine having three phones. What the hell for?

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