Monday, May 18, 2009

I wish

I wish I was a consistent writer. You know, the very talented kind who can bang out 2000 words every work day, take weekends off and live a normal balanced life.

Unfortunately, I'm the other kind: for weeks I will energetically write thousands of words per day, come up with workable story ideas and write until I drop. Sometimes, when I go through this period, I wish my brain would just shut down so I can sleep or at least, do a good imitation of a human who can talk intelligently with others.

Then when I've squeezed every once of creativity out of my brain and my fingers are sore, the energy and inclination to create goes away, and I just want to laze around my house.

As you know, the world of a working writer demands consistency and I can only write in advance for certain content. That's when I start praying that my muse come back so I can get things done without feeling like a slug.

Anyway, the past few weeks were slow, and I wrote because I have to. Today it feels like my energy is coming back, which will make for a productive but crazy life. I'm excited, because I managed to push through a feature article and two press releases in addition to my normal updating of sites and blogs. But I'm also trying to figure out how to have some balance even when I remain highly productive.

A Big Thank You

I also want to say a very big thank you to my friend Manana. With winter fast approaching, I was thinking of getting myself a long, big coat. But Manana, bless her generous heart, saw a navy knee-length woollen coat last week which she thought would be perfect for me. So she bought it and had to delivered to me. And it wasn't even my birthday!

Thank you sisi.


Gaynor Paynter said...

Hi Damaria,
The slow and frenzied periods happen to me too. Sometimes I think there's a small amount of bipolar in all of us, because with me the slow periods are generally accompanied by the deepest depression, and the peak periods by a frenzied racing of my brain. Some of my best ideas are born during the manic periods, and I look forward to reading some of what you come up with in the next days!! I love your writing as it restores a sense of calm in me - kind of makes me feel that things are right in the world - so feel free to post any links to any public writing you do on TAVASA!

Janet Grace Riehl said...


Boy, do I ever know what you mean! Discipline and regularity are such great gifts.

Janet Riehl

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