Monday, December 01, 2008


Staring at the blank page

I’m in a slump. Tied down tight. I’m in a struggle with me, myself and eye. (sic) A writer’s block some call it. I know it for a fact because I had a full week off work and I purposely avoided my studio. It was dark and there was nothing in there and nothing can be an awfully scary thing. Intellectually I understand that writer’s block is really the fear of failure but that doesn’t make it any easier to shake. I won't go into the other fears that just seem to worsen the syndrome.

I just read a quote by Samuel Beckett. Maybe it will help.
It reads,

Fail. Fail again. Fail better.

Be back soon.

I was wondering where you had gone.

Do you have the winter "blahs"? This is Ohio in December. I always have to fight the lack of energy this time of year from the dark, cold days. I find I get up later and am ready for bed right after dinner.

Hope you get some inspiration soon.

I've been at that place related to music efforts a few times during extended vacations - so many plans and ambitions, so little follow thru. Perhaps a martini will help :-) Hurry back.
Paint a prayer - no failure there.
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