I wonder sometimes if a (rare) downside to blogging is that it has turned my creativity into automation. I know how to write a post I like.
But am I creatively fulfilled?
I don’t think so. As much as I love blogging, I don’t think I’m creatively fulfilled by it often enough.
The Christmas/New Year break I had my first real batch of time off in nearly ten years. Yep. First batch of time off to just be.
I listened to TV commentaries I love.
I read scripts.
I woke up with a scene in my head & wrote part of a movie script.
I was free from the machine of creation. (The time passed too quickly.)
Now, this isn’t to say blogging is bad. Writing nearly every day is great practice and only helps long term.
(In related news, does anyone use Scrivener? I was using Celtx years ago but I don’t like how they’re set up now, so I’m looking at Scrivener.)
But I do feel it’s detrimental when you don’t get to do the deep creation. What I need to do is work on how to fit deep creation into my life. I don’t know if it’s too early to be thinking about this, seeing as I started a new full time job last week. Or is it actually the best time to think about it, because that way I will start the year off with good habits?
My glimmer of hope right now for creativity is that I bought myself this cute little thing last week. Yep, after killing my last laptop in April 2015, I finally have a laptop again!
I have a cute, functional 11″ MacBook Air again. Perfect for writing on the commute and blogging in front of the TV.
Tell me about how you fit creativity into your life. Do you have any tips?