I’ve worried so much about something that is due, creatively, in the next week, and I have only….25% of it done, but I am seriously trusting it will get done. Will it be tonight or the night before its due? Who knows, but I FINALLY understand what everyone has mentioned about needing the pressure of a looming deadline in order to get things done. The pressure, the pressure of one week left! That’s what has been driving me to write and be creative lately.
The thing about writing that I have come to realize is that there doesn’t always necessarily need to be a good idea or an epiphany in order to write something valuable, there just needs to be the need to do so. I am finding it hard approaching blogs this week because I have so much going on, but my ability to continue to approach them, write them and get them out will motivate me this weekend to pre-write a few and save the time I would spend writing these writing my creative application due next week. One week from right now I will be done that application, and it is sort of daunting.
How do you write? Is there something strange about your technique? I tend to write solely on the computer unless it is a forming, brainstorming idea, but then there comes a time where I usually just dictate a monologue to myself over and over, rolling the words around in my mouth, until they make sense or lack it, and it all comes together from there. I think I just need to have a good long conversation with myself to get this dialogue I’m trying to write going.
Its funny too because the project that I am working on at work right now has me explaining how to create to people who have probably never done such a thing before, and I feel like I should probably practice wha tI preach. Try out some of the writing prompts that I suggest to people, instead of expecting the words to just come. I wouldn’t call what I have Writer’s Block, I would just say I don’t have the mental space to write everything I want down right now.
But the pressure, the pressure is rising I can feel it.
I don’t exactly feel my usual anxiety if a project wasn’t finished and due the next day, I would usually be panicking and scrambling, and I am confused as to why. It could be because I have been out of the academic realm for so long that that “pressure” evades my consciousness for the time being…Or, the more likely choice, I have just had so much going on right now that the idea of creative writing has completely been forgotten, and now that it has been brought up again it is more of an exciting task than a chore and THAT is how writing should be.
Happy Friday friends, I hope you have a great weekend and I hope if you’re like me and trying to get writing that you do! Good writing to you all and to all a good day!