"Big Magic"

I just wrote a few really great paragraphs about creativity and how to find time for creativity or waiting for creativity to find you and suddenly... the webpage had an "error" and reloaded but didn't save ANYTHING I wrote. 

SO. Here we go again. Don't expect this to be real intricate or anything because I'm pretty frustrated right now. 

I'm currently reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and it's really about making time for your creativity. You can't constantly have an excuse to not have time to do your work - whether that may be writing, photographing, painting, drawing, etc. You have to do it every day in order for something to come from it. You can't not do anything and expect things to come to you naturally.

It's more of a self-help book but I really don't feel that way about it. I see it more as something that every artist goes through, probably about 90% of the time, and finally it's in writing. The lack of creativity that I have sometimes is NORMAL. It's ridiculously frustrating, but it's normal. 

So in order to try to beat that from ever happening again (or at least less), this is why I started this blog. Yes, it's definitely a typical New Year's resolution but THAT'S OKAY. Sometimes I need legitimate time to start in order for me to stay on track. I've never truly been one to keep at doing something. I usually stay on track for about a week or so and then slowly drift away from it and never look at it again. Oops. 

Moral of this post - read Big Magic and find your creativity and make the time to stay creative and even though sometimes it may not be there you just have to do something and eventually it'll come back.