Writing In Molasses

Events in scotch-land have come to a grinding halt of late, deserved rants on TFS notwithstanding. I haven’t been doing much writing for public consumption lately for a variety of reasons, most of which include some level of laziness and alcohol intake. I’ve had the TFS rant jumping around in my head for a little while but other than that, there just isn’t much going on that I’ve felt like putting into thoughts, much less words. I am doing a lot of writing for private consumption, i.e. it’s not worth putting out in the public eye. I bought this book quite awhile ago but like many things, it ended up on a dusty shelf collecting more dust.

In an effort to revive my rusting creativity, I picked it back up and in a fit of madness or maybe drunkenness, I decided to commit to doing the exercises each day for the next 366 days. Now, 7 days in, I realize the folly of my ways. Discipline isn’t something I’d ever try to convince anyone I was an expert in and already I’m wondering what in the hell I was thinking. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad I’m doing it and much like training for a marathon (another activity spawned in madness or drunkenness), once I commit to something, I tend to at least sort of follow through. But I can tell it’s not going to be easy.

All that said, I am starting to feel like the groove is coming back to some degree. I’m having ideas during the day that I’d like to write about and I’m a lot better at keeping up with a day-to-dayish journal. Now I’ve just got to find some way to sleep less that doesn’t involve cocaine so that I can write more. Maybe I could try it during the hour commute to work each day. Wouldn’t be the dumbest thing I’ve seen people do on the commute.

0 comments on “Writing In Molasses

  1. I have just the thing. check out this link:
    http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/12/sleep_deprivation
    Now, if they would just FDA approve it. 😀

  2. I have just the thing. check out this link:
    http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/12/sleep_deprivation
    Now, if they would just FDA approve it. 😀

  3. Sleep less? Huh? You’re already the worst sleeper I know, next to Doc.
    Maybe what you need is to sleep well.

  4. Sleep less? Huh? You’re already the worst sleeper I know, next to Doc.
    Maybe what you need is to sleep well.

  5. Man, sign me up for some orexin A. That sounds like some damn fine sleep replacing hormones.

    K: True nuff. If I could manage to sleep well, I think I’d be able to get by on 6 hours all the time. I just gotta figure that out. Or get some orexin A. 🙂

  6. Man, sign me up for some orexin A. That sounds like some damn fine sleep replacing hormones.

    K: True nuff. If I could manage to sleep well, I think I’d be able to get by on 6 hours all the time. I just gotta figure that out. Or get some orexin A. 🙂

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