There will likely be nothing here for either of my readers to read today, because I am proofreading a short-story for its first round of rejection letters.

One note:  just as writing poetry is not a waste of time for non-poets, since it exercises the ability to pick the right word for a narrow application, I have to say that writing screen plays that will likely never see the flickering light of production is similarly useful.  It develops your sense of voice.

If I hadn’t “wasted” time on these half-dozen scripts, I’d still suck as much as I did when I wrote this short story.  As it is, I suck slightly less.

And so I rejoice, then move another comma.