Ghostin’ myself

I've been away for a while, not writing. Not writing sucks! I somehow lost the motivation. I say somehow, but I know how. I started to feel that it was pointless to write when nothing will ever come of it. I still sort of feel that way. It's not that I doubt that I'm good …

Advertisements

Eva Cassidy, high above the chimney tops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rd8VktT8xY I don't usually write about music, but this song and Eva's story have never let go of me.  I remember the first time I heard this song, I was looking for a version of the Judy Garland classic that was better produced than all the originals I'd been able to find. But any new …

How to recover confidence…

Have you ever read something so good, so skillfully subtle and thoughtful and emotional and striking and shocking and beautiful, something that pulled at your mind and heart so softly and strongly that you wonder how it can possibly exist? That makes you wonder if it even does exist in this same, perfect way for …

What inspires you to write?

A certain feeling, or idea? A shade, or color? A memory, or a dream? Grab every little thing that sparks your imagination, and use it. The bobbing head of a black bird, the way a leaf twists in the chill wind, the boiling shape of a cloud. The twirl of your gut while falling from …

Motivation

Is so very hard to find sometimes. There is no clear path to success, no obvious next step. Everything must be done with the high likelihood that it is a complete waste of energy and time. I sometimes feel like I'm in a vacuum. That, or one tiny voice in a howling hurricane made of …

A job?

Is it just a fantasy? Could writing ever make ends meet? Sometimes I feel like money's got me crawling on the floor. The things we love rarely pay the rent, but we do them nonetheless. Don't quit your day dream. You should love what you do, not do what you love--bullshit. Can we manufacture passion? …