Ten Wildebeests in a Teacup (johnboze) wrote,
Ten Wildebeests in a Teacup

Party Chatter

I was at a party last night, and several acquantances asked me during the course of the evening, "So, what's new with you?" These were all people who are vitally creative, and I felt really bad saying "Nothing much, copying tapes, etc., You?"

They of couse had really good answers like "Oh, I'm writing some plays I was commissioned to do," or "I've just wrapped up the rough cut of my latest movie, and I'm working like crazy to render the effects."

Perhaps that is my problem in the end, inherent laziness. I am rarely working like crazy on anything but copying tapes for work. I had a discussion at length with the playwright about my general unease about having a feeling of doing nothing. I told him about the idea for a fantasy novel that has been banging around in my head for over ten years now. He asked me if I just don't have the time, and I said yeah, that was it. It's not exactly true, though. There are periods when I have loads of time, I just can't find the energy to start...

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