Art & Creativity

  • 284. No Regrets Day

    September 14, 2017

    But it is okay that I am not trying to be a novel author anymore. As I think I have written about extensively in earlier posts, I was mostly in that game for the wrong reasons despite having some good ideas and some of the right emotions - the right drive. It is a long story and I really don't care to reiterate it here and now, but suffice to say: Sometimes one can really feel no regrets.
  • 262. Rest First

    August 24, 2017

    Tried to take at least half the day off and rejuvenate my heart by writing a novella. But I was too tired inside. The heart needs to rest first, I guess. Then it can open up again and rejuvenate by sharing what is in it.
  • 238. To Be Who You Are

    July 31, 2017

    Sometimes it's okay just to do something that you are. In fact, it is very okay.
  • 237. Stones

    July 30, 2017

    And somehow, I think, that got stuck in my soul. As a belief now that I'm grown up that I am wasting something precious and becoming less than I could be, by giving up drawing - at least for anything else than doodling once in a while. Maybe illustrating the occasional live-talk or other limited project. It's hard to explain and I can't 100 percent sure but I think this is the truth. Because I have constantly thought as the primary reason to continue to try to find time and energy and projects to draw ... that I should do this because otherwise 'I'm wasting talent'. But that's not the right motivation. It never was.
  • 229. The Only Thing

    July 22, 2017

    I constantly surprise myself. I wanted to have more in common with Tolkien than Hemingway, but I always end up with Hemingway. Or Woolf. Or Dillard, I guess. I don't measure up to any of them, but we are talking about subject matter here, perhaps the only subject matter there truly is: Life.
  • 201. Tired Weekend Light

    June 24, 2017

    with baby, visits, house-stuff and too little time for making money or just making some time for oneself. And yet, when the house was quiet, I decided to take out the drawing pad. I had almost given up. But now I was drawing for the first time in months. I just want it to be. So that part of my soul is not lost. That's all that matters.
  • 187. Got Back To Writing, Kicking and Screaming

    June 10, 2017

    So I have bogged down and it has been stop-start for over a month, going slower and slower. So today I had to drag myself back to it, if only to read like 5 pages and do the edits. I guess that is what it is all about, what they all say ... what being a writer is about.
  • 133. Breathing

    April 17, 2017

    I should tell stories first and foremost because I have to. Like I should breathe because I have to.
  • 131. Toolboxes

    April 15, 2017

    Something is coming up. Perhaps inspiration.
  • 129. Accounts Settled

    April 13, 2017

    What a morning - writing while trying to fix a clogged toilet, fix breakfast for my pregnant girlfriend, fix shopping, fix everything. But I got written a bit for my Story. And soon on to the accounting. I'm glad I delayed that last part until I had the Story-bit done.