Updates from Frederick Smith, former Detroiter living in Los Angeles, and author of Down For Whatever (July2005) and Right Side of the Wrong Bed (December 2007).
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Blame It On The Rain
Blame it on the rain... that I didn't want to get out of bed this morning. Or go to bed last night. Not a good combination when your day job... well is your day job. Writing full time sounds mighty fun. But can be mighty draining on the day-to-day finances.
Blame it on the rain... that I don't always follow the advice of those closest to my writing career. "You can't go out there pissing people off with your observations on ethnicity, class, gender. It's too sensitive a subject." I think I think too much, which is not something that always pleased my teachers and academic advisors. I always flipped things around and looked at them in different ways. Still do. I'll leave my novel characters to do the observations on those issues. Can't piss off a fictional character.
Blame it on the rain... that when we use the word "illegal" it's now the code word to describe people from California down to the tip of South America... and the Caribbean too. But it doesn't trigger you to think about people like this.
Anyway, it's raining hard in Southern California this week. It's not the pretty picture of sunshine, palm trees, and beachfronts. Maybe will purchase some Milli Vanilli on iTunes today and rock out to Blame It On The Rain while trying to stay dry... and outta trouble :-) fs