So, I’ve now linked this site to my Twitter page
With luck, this will be the first Fat Al post to show on Fat Al’s twitter…
One of the things I’m working on at the moment is my identity on social networks.
On Twitter I’m already FatAlDotCom – although there’s not much going on there yet.
On Facebook I’m also FatAlDotCom – and again, there’s not much there yet.
Social Network stuff is just another of the facets of this entire project, but it’s something that has to be done.
It’s a pretty normal question, I suppose – why call this site Fat Al ? And honestly, there’s a couple of reasons.
First, well, my name gets shortened to Al, and I’m not exactly slim. So – Fat Al.
Second, I love word-games, and it amused me that Fat Al can also be Fatal – particularly when most of my writing ideas are around crime, mystery and a body-count.
Third? It was available, when I looked.
And who needs any more reasons than that, really?
Welcome to Fat Al Dot Com, the site that’s going to become the home of my writing projects.
One of the main bits of wisdom about writing is that you can’t properly call yourself a writer until you’ve actually completed something. In that context, it depends on what phase of life I’m looking at.
Many years ago, I completed two novel-length books, and a whole bundle of short stories.
But in this phase of life, I’m starting out from scratch. I’ve got ideas, but I’ve got nothing completed.
So – if I’m not a writer, I’m at least an aspiring writer.
Some of the thoughts and ideas I have will get written – or at least talked about – here. Some will get put straight into the writing I plan to do.
In short, all this is a work in progress. And Fat Al is the home of that work.