I blog because writing is just something I have to do. And it’s a way to procrastinate from writing my novels and screenplays, while feeling like I’m doing something legitimate.
I certainly don’t believe I am a great writer, or even a particularly good writer. However, expressing my thoughts via a keyboard is as second nature to me as picking up a book to read when I sit down to use the…ahem…you know what I mean. And yes, it has to be a keyboard. While I will take pen or pencil to paper in a crunch, I do my best internal thinking when my fingers hover over the QWERTY pad. I'm a big believer in the power of journaling. It seems to me that blogging is just another form of journaling--a very public one, however.
Why MadCityWriter? I took that name on several years ago because I thought it was kind of clever, and it’s easy to remember. Mad, of course, is for Madison, which is often nicknamed MadCity, and does have its own sort of bizarre culture. The problem with using my own name is that Peggy Williams is probably one of the most common names in the universe. And, there’s another Peggy Williams (from Madison, if you can believe it) who is a clown. I don’t like clowns. I don’t dislike that Peggy Williams. I just don’t like clowns. [Image: africa / FreeDigitalPhotos.net]