Handling those times where things do not line up well or don’t go exactly right is one of those things that requires something more of you. Normally I’m driving forward by the power of my convictions to achieve a perfect possible future. I really do believe that tomorrow has the possibility of being better than today. Sometimes events happen or things go sideways that test that belief system. Right now my emotions are clouded with a bit of that which has opened the door to some deep questioning on my part. Within that moment considerations of retreat or defensive postures come to the forefront of my thoughts. Powering through with positive intent and a belief in a better future becomes much harder. I’m watching it snow right now in the middle of March and thinking about what action I need to take toward a path of personal growth. A week ago my thoughts were very clearly focused on a bountiful future of fun writing projects. It’s interesting how a few things can change my perspective. Normally I’m pretty good at compartmentalizing my writing from other efforts. Today is one of those days where that mental separation of things seems to be failing.
What is a creative period and why does it happen
Today I spent some time wondering about the nature of what exactly a creative period entails and why it happens. That is one of those things that could have been a lot more valuable a few years ago, but maybe just maybe it could prove out to be a valuable exercise today. Anyway, sometimes I go through cycles of extreme productivity and other times things just don’t happen that way. One of the really key parts of a creative period is using it to actually produce something of value. Sometimes that is the part of the process that has to be identified. Figuring out exactly what it takes to be in a creative period and knowing what to do with that opportunity are both complex things to consider. This little bit of prose feels a little stilted, but the basic point I was trying to get across is here somewhere between the lines.
My writing pattern used to be more consistent
The folks over at Google have indicated that while no more tablets are forthcoming at some point a new Pixelbook will arrive. That new Pixelbook will probably be my next mobile computing device. That is exciting. For a long time (really since the first Pixelbook came out), I have wanted to get a Pixelbook. I’m not entirely sure what benefit it will have to my writing productivity. Outside of that realization and in full acceptance of it, I still want to buy a Pixelbook. Maybe that is just one of those things that will eventually happen.
Earlier tonight I bought a copy of Ready Player One by Earnst Cline on audiobook from Google Play Books. I had no idea when the purchase was made that it was narrated by Wil Wheaton. During the first twenty minutes it has not been super distracting, but something about it is a bit distracting. It appears that Wil has narrated a lot of books. That is interesting to say the least. I’m a little bit surprised that tonight is the first time I have run into a book narrated by Wil. After another 20 minutes I have managed to start ignoring who is narrating the book and just consume the content. Listening to music probably is a better match for writing. Listening to an audiobook is typically not the best way to actively engage in writing some sweet sweet prose.