IT’S A PARADOXICAL BUSINESS
I have spent today trying to catch up with my blogs. I won’t succeed completely, of course, but my hope is to get my recent blogs up to date by the close of the weekend. As of this last week, I am currently missing Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Why do I allow myself to get into arrears at all? I think it has to do with the fact that there is a limit to one’s creative energy—and sometimes I feel there are other priorities. I tend to swear under my breath when that happens because I know perfectly well that it is much easier to write a blog on the day than to backtrack.
Alternatively, one could argue that I lack adequate writing discipline—and I would plead guilty, though I am a very disciplined writer. But am I disciplined enough? Clearly not.
Writing—despite my passion for it, and the fact that I can focus on demand—remains a struggle with my own character and with the distractions of everyday life.
If that sounds somewhat depressing, you would be entirely wrong. It is also an immensely rewarding experience.
All things must change
To something new, to something strange
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow