Member Rara Avis
I am experiencing something similar. Nothing is satisfying or good enough to write about lately that I haven't already done. I usually don't have a problem getting the poems out once I can sit down and concentrate, but that is difficult to do these days. Major changes going on right now, and I think my writing is taking a backseat when it shouldn't. Thanks for the hugs. ((hugs you back))
The exact problem is when I finally get home I have so much to do before I need to get into bed that I can't just sit down and look at anything. Its also unnerving because where I'm living right now, I really can't get very much total quiet time.
I wouldn't say I'm museless. I think I'm just not motivated enough due to the exhaustion factor. That is due to all the changes going on in my life right now. I'm ready to DO something..anything...take life by the reins again, but it seems like its still not time to do the galloping that I want to do. So...I'm still at a walking pace hoping that by the time I get the things I want, its not too late.
As far as prose, I'm not sure I have the attention span for prose or stories, because I'm sure they all have some complete structure. I am doing what I would call journal entry type of writing (although nothing as simple as "what did I do today, etc", but it just isn't very satisfying.
Its strange because I once read that if someone is truly a writer, they sit down and write whether they are inspired or not. I took that very seriously then, and still do. I also take what my 5th grade art teacher told us all in elementary school. She told us a true artist is never completely satisfied with their work. Maybe I take these things a little too much to heart? I'm wondering if I should rethink these two statements so I don't put so much pressure on myself.
You are correct about the masterpiece issue. I am so busy trying to make each and everything I write good, that it makes me freeze if it isn't. In writing, is doing something (even if its not very good) more healthy than doing nothing at all?
In the times I find that my writing isn't coming along very well, I usually pick up a book to take my mind off of the stress the lack of writing causes. Books were always a good source of inspiration for me, but I don't read even half as much as I used to. I wonder if there should be a good balance of reading and writing.
Laters for now, everyone.
You could hurt me with your bare hands. You could hurt me using the sharp edge of what you say. JEWEL