Saturday, September 15, 2007
I have nothing to write, no inspirations no epiphanies no eureka moments. But yet I feel obligated to do so. As a blogger I am duty-bound to update from time to time, if not for others' then at least for my sake. I have been quite busy lately; with no time to sit and think and write something. I cannot just sit down and put my hands on the keyboard and come up with something interesting/exciting/worthwhile. I cannot just select a subject and write a thousand words on it. I need time, space, and quiet. No wonder writers sometimes lock themselves up in secluded places for months and years on end. When you are alone and away from the chaos and madness of everyday life it must be so much easier to concentrate, to think, to look at things in a different perspective. Barely two months old and I feel I am running out of steam. The novelty of blogging has worn off a bit, but if I want to be a successful blogger/writer I have to continually reinvent my thoughts, my ideas, my imagination, my point of view; I cannot let my mind run off in the same direction everyday. I have so much to learn, especially when it comes to writing. Like how to refine your grammar and expand your vocabulary. How to be a better story-teller and keep your readers captivated. How to make them come back for more. How to be more creative and inventive. And so on. It's a big world out there just waiting to be explored.