Friday, November 4, 2011

Rainy Day of the Soul

How is it we spend so much of ourselves on endeavors other than those which we hold close to our hearts?

As 2011 progresses, I find myself more and more involved in things other than writing and having a more difficult time carving out the time I need to do the work that feeds my soul.

Pay Yourself First is a concept that crops up in economic seminars -- when folks are having trouble with debt or finances, advisers will remind them to make sure their savings is taken care of -- and this is important -- our saving protect against the proverbial rainy day.

How is it we pay ourselves first in creative against feeding our souls via art -- writing, visual, music -- how can we bank against a rainy day for the soul?

I don't know. I just don't. I DO know it is important to make time for art, for our creativity, for that which we must express. But damn, I'm having a hell of a time doing it.

And so I am NOT participating in NaNoWriMo this year, though I have set myself a modest writing goal for the month. 20,000 words. And I celebrate those of you who are going gangbusters on your 50,000 word commitments.

The Final Snippet: "And we want to do this without either over complexifying or under complexifying things." (Overheard in a business meeting, where else).


  1. I don't know either, but when you figure it out, let me know. Thanks.

  2. I figure I'll have it solved by Friday, latest. Will keep you posted...