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Here there be monsters
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Too much inspiration not enough perspiration

I think one of the problems with my writing right now is that I'm too inspired. That may seem like a ridiculous thing to say, but it's been like a month since I haven't felt internal pressure to write an essay or a creative piece or a bit of a script or whatever. Even when I'm writing one piece I'm thinking of the next, and that's a significant problem. What ends up happening is I start off strong with an idea of what I want to do, and then I don't get it all out in one sitting because I just can't write for hours at a time without a break right now, and before I get back to it my mind has moved on to something else and the ending is weak and disjointed as I try to get ideas out so I can move on to the next. When I give a piece time, like I did in My July 4th (7th) post it generally turns out well, but that means sacrificing other stuff I want to get out there. I think that subconsciously I'm worried that eventually the well will dry up and I need to get as much out there as possible, but I think it's stunting me. I need to give ideas a few days to percolate, write slowly and carefully, and EDIT. That's not happening, instead I'm churning out stuff, which made sense at first just to get used to writing again and get practice, but which is not conducive to quality. I need to slow down, jot down the excess ideas on paper to be dealt with at a later date, and focus on one thing at a time, maybe even over the course of a few days.

If I'm serious about this, and I am, I need to keep moving forward. I think this may be the next step. I will probably lose track of some ideas that could have been something good, but that's the way of the world. If you try to do everything you may not succeed at anything. Jack of all trades master of none. That sort of thing.
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