Archive for January 6th, 2012
Or, “Looking Under the Writer’s Hood”… I read this today, while catching on my reading over at Magical Words for the week. And one paragraph hit home, hard, and is currently at the center of how I am endeavoring to spend most of January and some of February…
The truth is, it is easier not to write. Oh, if you have that inner writer whispering stories in your mind and characters jabbering in the back of your head, occasionally the muse will drag you by the ear and the compulsion to write might be so strong that you forget little things like food and sleep for a while. But the muse is fickle and inevitably the well that was overflowing slows. Notice I didn’t say the well dries up or even runs low. No, it simply stops running over. That pool of creativity is still there, waiting to be drawn from, but now you have to work for it. That is when you must have the unwavering desire to be a writer. Because the truth is, writing is hard.
Because, it really is easier to not write than to write. By nature, writers become creatures of habit and routine, and the longer spent not writing, the harder it is to return to it.
And getting back into anything starts with small steps.
I was clicking through sites on the internet the other day (no surprise there), when I came across this… and went, “What?” A few beats passed as I tried to understand what I was seeing… someone wanted to make an action figure of Steve Jobs? Don’t get me wrong, on one level I wouldn’t be opposed to one showing up in my mail (I can appreciate a good artistic job with figures… McFarland Toys have impressed me over the years, and if ever there’s a Rush set done… AND I find out about it while it’s still in production, well…)… but I’m not about to drop $100 on any kind of figure/doll (no, not even an American Girl if we have a daughter).
Seems the guy was a huge fan, and I can appreciate that. I wish him luck with the endeavor. But i dunno… the creepy thing about a couple of the promo pictures (like the one above)… the part of me that likes to make random connections: the picture above looks like almost like the photographer was going for a shaved-headed Jesus look. But the site interface itself is pretty cool, if you click through via the image…