Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Being creative is hard.
Now that I have written that incredible understatement, let me try to delve deeper.
Obviously it isn't easy to be artistic, so much goes into it. To create from something as evasive as your mind is like trying to get a sugar fueled toddler to sit still for more than ten seconds.
The problem with being creative or artistic is that there is a need to do so. We have to do it to be who we are. I guess if I lived on an island with a giant bag of money and no responsibilities, then it may not be so difficult to accomplish or as heartbreaking when I fail.
I don't have an island or a giant bag of money. If you do...please share with the rest of us.
Still, all of this aside, I think one thing stands out for me when trying to create.
To truly make art you have to open up a vulnerable part of yourself. I honestly think that is why we take so long to get started. The act of doing something daily could be nothing more than allowing us to find a way to access this part of ourselves easier.
I am not overly affectionate. I mean I love love, but I have to work to share my emotions with those close to me. This doesn't mean I am not an emotional person. In fact to the contrary I am extremely so. Life has done a lot of work to bottle that up.
The problem with this is when I go to access these emotions for my art I end up in a pretty vulnerable state. In this state when those responsibilities I so soundly handled a few moments before come knocking, it all falls apart.
I guess maybe that is the trick. Find a way to be open without being vulnerable. Either that or find a log cabin somewhere to hole up in.
Anyway, how does everyone else feel about this? I hope all are well and as always, have fun and keep writing.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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Well it is that time again.
I have been thinking a lot about what helps me as an author.
I know that writing everyday, reading wide and abundant and revise, revise, revise, are all very important for growth. These are all things I have used to finish and make my novels better.
Something extra I think may trump them all is interaction with other author's. That is why this group is so important. I have been trying to think of some new ways to do that so I also decided to start a new series on youtube.
The video is about 13 minutes, but I hope you guys will check it out and let me know what you think.
Anyway what is going on with you? I hope everyone is well. As always have fun and keep writing.