Hello. I’m Erin. This is my first post, on my first site. Well, proto-site. I’m still figuring everything out.
I’m a writer. Well, proto-writer. I’ve been writing for years. It’s the only thing I know how to do, really. Sometimes I get paid, sometimes I don’t. I’ve written documentaries, series television, fiction. I was editor-in-chief and sole reporter for Spot News, the main daily newspaper on Jupiter (at the age of seven, no less.) Yet I hesitate call myself a writer. I write to figure stuff out, because my brain is incapable of working things out the way normal people do. And I have a mountain of stuff to figure out. In fact, when it comes to figuring stuff out, I’m still at base camp. The view from here is staggering. And foggy. Maybe someday, if I ever claw my way through the clouds to that summit, I’ll be able to call myself a writer and not flinch. Maybe.
This will be a site dedicated to figuring stuff out. I will do my best to make sense, but I make no promises. I welcome all insight, thoughts, ideas, critique, outbursts, breakdowns, confessions. Anyone who wants to join me on the climb. You must be open to rough weather, treacherous heights, equipment failure, daring rescues. And the occasional ray of sunlight illuminating the beauty of the world around us.
Welcome to Base Camp.