Thursday, January 10, 2008

Where Do You Stand?

I woke up at (the Ungodly hour of) 4:30 I tossed & turned for a whole, trying to fall back asleep. I had to pee & got up & fired up the machine. I scrolled thru the blogs I like-most of which are listed in the blogroll and read an interesting post by Kris about how she used to enjoy writing but now feels forced, an effort. I don't have that problem, but then again, I'm not an artist with words & that's O.K.-most of us aren't. I do however recognize that there is a Creative Process and that isn't easy nor should it be-that is, unless you're a Genius! Most of the best writing I've seen was from folks who had struggled to perfect the idea, the setting, the development etc...

I have a Friend, Bill, who is an Investigative Journalist. He works very hard at his craft as you can tell by reading his stuff. I don't work nearly that hard (& most of us don't) writing whatever comes into my head or hand, for this blog. I also don't have anywhere near the number of readers. I would like to ask you a Question. You don't have to answer it but consider it & if you feel moved to, then by all means: In what areas of your life are you creative? Do you find it a struggle? A Joy? If you are an Artist or Writer, how do you approach your Craft?

4 comments:

suicide_blond said...

im creative at work..and sometimes ..i think it is such a blessing that i have this outlet... other times.. you wanna just blow something up...because it can be hard to be "creative on command" which is why i drink so many vodka tonics at lunch!!!
when im having a hard time.. a change of location usually works for me...which is another reason i have a place in the country, a place in the city AND an office in reston...
xoxo

Frankly, Scarlett said...

Writing is a passion, and creative, even though i've never written short stories or fiction of any kind. And it's cathardic. I only struggle when I'm content & happy - which is sad. Shouldn't your work be your best when you're at your best, not at your worst?

MereCat said...

I'm creative from a logistical standpoint. For example, I can schedule well, coordinate people and things, and fix things that don't appear fixable. And I like how it feels when I solve these little life puzzles. Even my husband is awestruck at my wizardry! How do I approach my craft? I think there is nothing that can't be solved, and most of the time it turns out to be true. Great question!

elizabeth said...

I'm creative in every aspect of my life in one way or another. With respect to the blog, however, I usually just vomit up whatever comes into my head. Seems to be working for me since I've been at it for what feels like a long time and it still bringeth the joy.

;-)