Almost everything on this blog is a lightly-edited rough draft. Occasionally, I will work on a piece for a little longer, making it the equivalent of a first draft. As anyone who writes or edits for a living can tell you, 1) a first draft is still a long way from a final draft and 2) no piece of writing can be fully, properly edited by the writer.
Some of the stuff you read here will be pretty decent. Some of it will be pretty bad. The overwhelming majority of it is very likely to be mediocre. I appreciate constructive feedback no matter what your opinion of the blog may be.
A few caveats:
I swear. As I have grown older, I have begun to swear less. Still, adult words and themes abound here. You have been warned.
I also lie. Writing is about creating a reality. Although I find very few occasions to actually twist the truth in a blog setting, it still sometimes happens. I may be protecting someone, protecting myself, enhancing the appeal of a story or idea or just fucking with my Five Faithful Readers. If you want to know the truth, you might drop me an email at tscott.garner@gmail,com or slip a comment to me through the blog or Facebook. I may choose to reveal the truth, admit the lie or continue lying. It will be easier for you to tell which tactic I’m using if you know me fairly well.
I’m an inconsistent writer. Something might be great one day and then the next day’s post sucks out loud. Sorry. As I have admitted elsewhere, the Institute is my practice field. Since starting the blog in March of 2010, I’ve been exponentially more serious about writing regularly and improving the quality and content of that writing. If I work diligently, the consistency of quality should also improve. Still, go back to the first sentence on this page: these blogs are rough drafts.
So don’t bust my balls too hard.