Lacking Inspiration

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Lacking Inspiration

As someone who might loosely be described as an “artist”, I have often found myself going through a creative vaccuum. I am in one right now, which is why I’ve not blogged in ages.

There are often many causes surrounding such a funk and, on this occasion, it is that my mind is occupied elsewhere. Sometimes I find things so all-consuming that I can barely remember my name, let alone think of a chorus to write; a scene to create; a book to ponder or even a few scrappy sentences that claim to be a blog post.

I’ve spent months in the past where all I did was write songs. Riff after riff, verse after verse. It was a production line of music bursting forth. When I decided to write films, it is all I focussed on for about a year – accessing all the information I needed to understand the format, then actually writing them. When I wrote my book, most of it came together in a short amount of time.

Yet 2018 has arrived and all my creative energy has fucked off. I need to do something about this. I need to kickstart creativity.

When I got stuck on a scene when I was writing screenplays, I just wrote anything. Often, it is just that which creates enough of a spark to combust the inspirational engine. I should try that with the blogs. Just sit down and write anything, to see what happens.

It’s the supplement business, you see. I started it accidentally and went forth without a plan. It has now become all consuming, which I am not very happy about. I spent my time researching supps, buying supps, sorting orders for supps, chasing couriers, dealing with whingy customers and dealing with Amazon, who are a law unto themselves.

It was never meant to be this way.

When I quit the band and started searching for things to do, I happened upon the antiques and collectables. That was fun. I enjoyed that. Now they barely get a look in.

I need to re-jig. I need to be doing less of what I don’t like so much and more of things I do like. 2018 has been monumentally busy for me so far, but all for the wrong reasons.

There was a quote I heard the other day:

MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON LOVE AND NOT FEAR

I love that quote. It sums up why I am in this pickle. I know I need to make money, but it should be happy money, so I need to get back to that.

Once I do, I just know I will be bursting with that creative energy once more.

One Comment on “Lacking Inspiration”

  1. surprised youve not written all bout that snow you had tbh, and the ensuing struggle with the wilderness!!!

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