In 2011, I hesitate to say I will have more “free” time since I’m sure I will be busy, but I will have more time not spent sitting in an office working on stuff I don’t want to do, and will instead sit at home and work on stuff I do want to do. With that, I am working on getting my writing going again (especially since I still need to fix that summer budget shortfall).
Well, with 2010 trying to get a couple more jabs in on the way out I did get some exciting news this afternoon. I have been accepted to write an article in a book to be published next year! I’m still waiting to get the details, and I don’t know how much non-disclosure stuff there is. I don’t think anyone but my family actually reads this right now, but once it’s on the internet and Google finds it, it is potentially everywhere. So to avoid getting caught by search engines, I’ll just say it involves a recent “dreamy” movie And Philosophy. (And of course I can go into more detail at Christmas.)
I’m very excited about it since not only do I REALLY love that movie (unanswered ending and all), but I am working to involve myself more with mainstream philosophy and not just the ivory-tower academics. Sometime in the next month I am hoping to start another blog on philosophy of mind and cognitive science issues that is more mainstream and accessible (don’t worry, I don’t expect you all to be readers). Although far from that scale, the basic vibe and guiding vision I’m aiming for is like what Carl Sagan’s Cosmos was to astronomy, but turned inward towards our minds, as well as other minds – from non-human animals to theoretical AI and ETs. But that is another blog.
For now I’m excited to be accepted for this book and need to start researching and outlining how to turn my abstract into a full article. Yay!
P.S. “Writing Project 11A??” Since a lot of the writing projects I hope to work on this year might be things publishers don’t want talked about before they make announcements, I figure it’ll be easier to just label everything simply so that I can talk generally about them. So this is “A” the first first project of 2011. Hence, 11A. Seemed simple at least to my brain.