I’ve been reading Adam Savage’s “Every Tool’s a Hammer,” and mid-book, came across a section about creative momentum. I’m familiar with the concept, and have dealt with it on physical projects – or failed to, like the half a scarf I made once, that’s still sitting in a box waiting for me to YouTube “how to knit” one more time – but I haven’t applied it to writing in a very long time.
Clearly, I need to.
I think part of my problem there is expectations. I recreated this blog to journal therapeutically, and when I didn’t have some new insight or expression that needed to be aired, I felt like I didn’t have anything to write about.
I used to be able to write at length about anything. A character in a book series reminisces on an English class where he learned the skill of writing five hundred words on any topic. I don’t know if I ever made it to that point, but I had a good start until I let my writing skills atrophy.
I won’t promise to write more here, because as soon as I do, I’ll let the site languish for a month or more. It’s inevitable, and proven over many a blog. But I will write. Somewhere.