What writer's block?
The biggest question writers always get is this one: "Where do you get your ideas?"I just realized I've stumbled upon the best answer yet. (It actually works.) All you have to do is choose a topic that has fascinated humankind down through the ages and set out to write a series of long-form redwood posts.You will be swarmed by ideas. You will be plagued by them. You won't be able to beat them off. They will just keep coming and coming and coming. You and the teeny little spaces you want
The Saga Keeps On Rolling.
The month's been going very well. Woo-hoo!I actually did finish my River 5 post amid the holiday hoohah, the friend and family connects and reconnections as well as the usual assorted chronic crises. I am very pleased with the result.I had to laugh, however, because just getting to the end of River 5 and publishing it did not mean that I was done with the Time thing. Nor is it done with me, it seems.I get to practice doing one of those old-timey cliffhangers! Hee! The muses are swearing th
Okay. So I am finding out things about writing a series of redwood posts on a topic of epic proportions: TIME (for pity's sake). Time is one topic that has had a bazillion words written about it already since it's one of our best human thought constructs and the most complex.So far I've been through seven (or is it nine?) complete post rewrites and pounded my head against the walls and the desk and so on, thrown books down the hall and growled a lot at the wandering geckos on the ceiling. (I'm
An interesting month. I've been busy mostly completing pendings and long-term projects, fine-tuning systems that got wonky, making crisis response moves that lead to other interesting dilemmas and all the other achievement junkie stuff we all know and love.And, in the background, as this is happening, I am also apparently exploring what Makers who study such things call "incubation."Incubation is when you slowly take in all kinds of information in teensy-weensy bites and you let your subconsci
Riding the Chaos-Beast 101
I've spent the month dealing with addressing the challenges Life-Its-Own-Self have been throwing at me and the rest of our poor old consensus-world lately. (No empathy needed, guys...it's just all research, after all. When your "niche" is trying to suss out how little ol' you is going to shape your world, all this hoo-hah is "raw material." )I've made the discovery that, f'r real, deep pondering is a lifestyle choice. In order to get to it you have to be in an environment (of your own making