I’ve been pretty quiet about the Mets this offseason. Mostly because they, themselves, have been quiet. As my friend Richie S over at Random Mets Thoughts says, wake us when there’s news.
The last thing I want to do though, is become complacent in my Mets writing. I mean, when something does happen, it’s easy to be reactionary. Which I realize has been part of my problem in the last few years: too reactionary, not enough creativity. Even when I’m reactionary though, I can be creative. Yet I started A Gal For All Seasons to be proactive and come up with original content. It can be stifling at times, but it forces me to think out of the box. Sometimes, though, forcing yourself to do something can be counterproductive. But I keep plotzing on.
In the middle of the 2011 season, over at sister site Kiners Korner, I did a series on the Most Notorious Mets. It was fun and lively and generated a lot of dialogue. Then someone approached me about writing a book. Granted, it wasn’t anyone in the publishing industry, but when I was tapped to add a piece about our friend Dana Brand in his memorial book last summer, I knew I could probably do it if I had a better focus.
So I’m using this platform as a vehicle to help me refine my craft. It may not be the Great American Novel I swore to my English professors that I would write someday…but it could be a fun lively story that is appreciated by the Mets community. Which is all I really need is to write something to connect with the community.
Despite whatever negative, positive, or somewhere in between there will be in Mets news this offseason, I will try to keep things light and original and try to post a new synopsis weekly about my ideas. Stay tuned!