November’s been associated with guys growing mustaches and thinking it’ll cure cancer, as well as people engaging in mass group writing exercises (that have actually yielded published novels, thought that’s 14 out of …millions?) For me, November is now a way for me to restock on the creative stimuli that I wouldn’t really get throughout the year.
I don’t write here as much as I used to because I don’t write as much as I used to. Without getting too involved into armchair psychology, I’ve put writing on the backburner for a variety of reasons but none of them seem valid anymore. I don’t really see the suspension of my writing efforts as a negative period. I’m taking inspiration from Wayne White, the subject of Beauty Is Embarassing who seemed to emphasize that a person should not limit themselves to a single creative venture. In addition to puppetry, Wayne also is known for his drawings, his sculptures and his paintings. I, by no means, am comparable to Wayne White. He has more drive and ambition than I currently do, but he’s a good exemplar of how I can get back on my feet in regards to writing more.
Admittedly, the podcast takes up a good portion of my spare time and working on (and really, I’m still working on) Creepsville ’13: The Forbidden Dimension Tribute Album has taken up a lot of my time this year. But my diminishing written output has been that way for the last five years, and now it’s time to reverse the trend. It’s time.
Over the last two weeks, I’ve been hitting the overlooked entries in my music collection since that’s usually a surefire way to drum up inspiration or at least get some traction to get out of the creative rut. I’ve been listening to everything that I WOULDN’T feature on 6ftplus, because it seems that avoiding that is needed. I know there’s a television show that has made “Let’s Get Weird” as a catchphrase, but it’s something to do with the remaining
20 18 days in this month. Weirdvember.
Here’s one creative source that’s helping me out. Mac Blackout.