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cbertsch
cbertsch
Not Like Riding a Bicycle
I have a number of writing assignments I need to finish over the next week, a task that has been rendered considerably more difficult by the fact that my hard drive needs repairing and I cannot locate the install disk. But the real challenge is getting back into a groove. I'm always startled by how quickly I lose my writerly momentum. One week away from having to produce finished products and my authorial capacities begin to tighten up. Three weeks away, as is presently the case, and I start to wonder whether I'll ever be able to get "hot" again. Even this kind of one-paragraph report is coming hard at the moment. Still, it's not like this is the first time I've struggled in this way. I suppose my insistence on staying engaged in projects that might seem extraneous to my interests or goals derives from the realization that I need that sort of regular and semi-detached production in order to be able to write effectively about what I do care deeply about.

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From: e4q Date: June 11th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

regular

i have noticed that blogging has meant that when i have to write anything else my prose flows much more easily than before i took it up.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 11th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: regular

Totally. That's one of the reasons I started my LJ, as opposed to just passively consuming the journals of my friends. And it definitely helped me, as the breadth and number of the pieces I published from 2004 onward indicates. Part of the problem now is that I keep thinking I should be doing the have-to writing instead of what I would do here, which is a paralytic mode of approaching the problem of getting momentum.
From: e4q Date: June 11th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: should

is an awful word, and *should* be banned.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 11th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: should

No doubt. Hey, I've finally searched out your friend-adding entry in the hopes of replenishing my LJ list. I am so far behind in everything!
From: e4q Date: June 11th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: should

yes! well done. better late than never. good choices, too!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 11th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: should

I think my depression has been more about my life and less about LJ than I've pretended to myself and others.
From: e4q Date: June 11th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: life

well, it will be.

but that's life!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 11th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: should

No doubt. Hey, I've finally searched out your friend-adding entry in the hopes of replenishing my LJ list. I am so far behind in everything!
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