There is no story of consequence to this. I tire of using WordPress. I deal with it at work and it wearies me. So I am trying something new here. This next iteration of the blog employs Octopress. I may have to update the colophon.
I previously mentioned that I was working on my own custom blog software for this site. I’m not posting as I do so, because if I did, I’d end up with something like this. And you don’t want to read that, do you?
The only to write well is to write often and get the kinks out. I don’t write well yet. Therefore, expect to see a fair deal of suckage in this space before you start to see amazing prose of stunning brilliance. (And then, thank God that you’re only seeing a fraction of what I’m actually writing). You have been warned.
I’m not just being quiet here, dear hypothetical reader; I’m sitting on a couple of posts, waiting for the perfect time to post them. I realize that they are going unread just sitting on my hard drive. It’s just that I’m not confident that they are any good. One of the posts is the first in a series of posts on authors who choose to utilize their first and middle initials in public, rather than their full names.
Welcome to pfhawkins.com! My name is P.F. Hawkins. I have a first name and a middle name of which I am not ashamed (unlike Clive Staples Lewis or Pelham Grenville Wodehouse), but my first name/last name combination was not available as a domain name, so I thought I would imitate them in using my first two initials. I haven’t decided whether or not I am going to use this site as a serious, work-related sort of site for freelancing (I might start copywriting on the side), or if I’m going to ignore all that and go with my life-long dream of becoming a published novelist.