Monday, January 5, 2009

Hanging it Up

Yeah, yeah, I know you've heard it all before. But I'm going to be hanging it up for a while. American Zen's final revision is going fast and furious, I've also already begun weeding out literary agents to represent it and, frankly, this phase of writing a novel is much more exciting and exhilerating than blogging's been, lately. Plus, I've never had any illusions about political blogging being anything more than a thankless business that just sucks a person's soul dry. And the numbers I've been getting lately just tell me that I'm doing little more than shouting down an empty well.

This is just to let ya'll know that I'm still around and kicking but just not around the blogosphere. I may or may not be back for the inauguration but I'm not making any promises. Let's just say that right now my thoughts are about as far as possible from politics aside from Mike Flannigan's political statements in American Zen.


At January 6, 2009 at 12:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go for it, JP! Just let us know when it's coming out on the shelves.

Ms Wilberforce

At January 6, 2009 at 12:38 AM, Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

go for it dude.

tell mike i sed yo.

politics and blogging can really get in the way of living life and doing art.

go for it.

At January 6, 2009 at 4:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

too bad. I read you everyday.

At January 6, 2009 at 7:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the third time, although with the prior iteration, you would quit so often it was like an anti-climax when you finally erased it all. I forget how you swan-songed it with "Goddamned blog," but in the end, it doesn't matter. We deserve to get what we pay for here, and we pay nothing. As MB, ever the sage, notes, blogging detracts from real life. You gotta go with what's real.

Of course, you'll be back to it after a week, and quit five more times before you finally bail. In the meantime, may your happy moments not just win against the sad ones, may they beat the points spread.

At January 6, 2009 at 3:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey JP - good luck with the novel and hope to hear from you again soon. I'm also a daily reader (first time commenter - bad form I know) so please don't delete the blog in a fit of pique once more!

Or should I bookmark now?

At January 6, 2009 at 4:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading you daily! All the best,
Philip, Buenos Aires

At January 6, 2009 at 4:16 PM, Blogger lisahgolden said...

Please come back and tell us you have a deal. That would make my year.

At January 6, 2009 at 4:19 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

You got it, Titsie (You don't mind if I call you that, right?).

And, no, I won't delete this blog. I plan on ignoring it for a while but not deleting it. I'm still kicking myself for deleting the last one. I just got sick of half of my hits coming from people looking for kiddie porn and other twisted shit.

At January 6, 2009 at 8:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gotta do what you gotta do!
I love readin your take on the current events but let's face it
there's only a bunch of hearings
and squabling ahead for a few months so do your novel the justice
it deserves and just tell all when
the deal is struck. If you post some comments between now and then
so be it we will suck them up like
a queebo in the alley. Love all your words and phrases so perfect
the ZEN and make it your best shit
ever! You do have the way with words and we love you for it...bless your family (the most ) for putting up with all
your shit. Go for IT!!!!

At January 6, 2009 at 8:29 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

I'd like to know who you are. Thanks for the kind words.

At January 6, 2009 at 10:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, JP

I'll look for your return, good luck to you.

At January 7, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thank the gods every day that there's a new post, JP. And I thank them all the more for your novel coming along. I am perfectly happy to forgo your blogging for the final stages of your novel.

I am very happy to hear you are coming down the home stretch on American Zen! I'll politely request that my local bookstore carry it, and I'll try to buy it through them when it is released.

Thank you, JP, for the blog. And I also wanted to say something about the polite and respectful way you are bowing out this time, I just couldn't think of a non-snarky way to say it.

Please do keep us, your dedicated, die-hard fans, apprised of how the book is coming along.


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