Monday, April 18, 2011

Blogging with a job

First, I would like to apologize for neglecting this work in progress for the past few weeks. It has taken me a while to become accustomed to my new schedule. But I fully intend to resume a more stable blogging schedule (excuse the tautology).
With that said, allow me to share a most unfortunate discovery I made during the time I have been away. Blogging with a real job is rather difficult! Blogging requires not only time and creativity, but dedication. There must be a balanced combination of all three ingredients. I have been lacking time, which has caused my dedication to be questionable. Despite those issues, creativity continues to prosper, however.
After discovering the above mentioned misfortune, I immediately realized why writers are poor. A day job is not an option. Inspiration cannot flow. It does not have enough space to evolve into a masterpiece. It's work is left unfinished. It's development is cut short. It's breathes become cautious, slow, few. Writing requires time, which is rather scarce with a job. So writing learns a new skill: it becomes a time thief. It snatches every moment it can to let itself run free. Eventually, however, it begins to drift into a night activity. It begins an affair with the night when nothing can stand on its way. It recovers its strength. Sleep becomes second nature.


1 comment:

  1. Oh my, this is a second post on this today. I have started to believe that because of my having a job my art life is not prospering as it should. But how would I pay for all that expensive watercolor paper if I don't work.... But just to tell you, from experience: It CAN be done, just requires some sacrifises. Nothing awful, but sacrifises non the less.


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