I've been been back over a month, back into the usual grind of trying to get my creative mind to feel a little more like this
And less like this
I cut a trailer for a friend's book, which anyone reading this should buy, it's called "Leaving Tinkertown", and the writing is beautiful. You can also watch the trailer here.
I've also had a couple of movie ideas, and still trying to outline those and a pilot. And I have my writing group. So, it feels a little like the tangle above, just with additional colors, a few layers, and some tire tracks.
I've been getting a bunch of reminders about discipline, about daily practice, especially and most randomly from horoscopes. Oh, I also want to know the future. Yeah, that's going to happen; please tell me what to do before I do it.
I've been toying with the idea of writing daily, actually wanting to, but I can't seem to do it on my own. I do have a group, but for daily practice, short of taking constant classes, the only thing that comes to mind is this blog. Of course, I'm immediately stopping myself thinking I have nothing to say, it would be navel-gazing, self-indulgent, drivel, who cares, etc.
But really, not even sure how many people read this since I post so infrequently, so what would be the harm? And, as usual, I've never been met with anything close to what I think will happen when I put anything out there. Usually, it seems, people enjoy it if they do read, and since I seem to philosophize on a daily basis, it might be nice to get some of that in virtual space. If nothing else, if I make a promise to thin air I'm more likely to keep it than one I make myself.
There: I've talked myself into it. Daily practice. Any subject is open. Getting the mind and the fingers going. See, I've already done the first one!