Tuesday, 29 January 2013

New Year's Irresolution

So, resolutely ignoring the hollow rattle of the bucket as it hits the parched bottom of the Well of Creativity, I’m going to try and do a blog post a week from now on.

Someone once said something like “Inspiration may not turn up, but you have to.”  This is a good point; sometimes you just need to write and damn the consequences.   Sometimes the act of writing primes the pump and ideas then begin to flow.

I really hope that’s the case.

So what have I been doing with all my non-blogging days then?

Well, we got three adorable kittens in the middle of last year, making our cat-count five in total.  I’ve always only ever had full-grown cats before and I have to say I think I’ve been missing out.  Watching them develop has been a real joy; seeing them do one day something they couldn’t manage the day before, then seeing them improve on it the next day is just delightful.

I’ve also done a couple of open mic spots at a local venue – on my own (previously, I’ve appeared with Don’t Feed the Pixies).  This was mega-scary, but mega-satisfying.  The venue is one where the open mic night is the best organised and resourced I’ve seen to date: a proper stage with monitoring so you can hear yourself, and a really supportive atmosphere.  This is an event where people come purposefully to listen and enjoy live music, not just drink and talk with their mates.  Hoping to do more and maybe video it and post it here, you never know.

DftP and I did the second NaSoWriMo (National Song-Writing Month - DftP’s invention of writing 10 songs in the month of December) and I’m pretty pleased with most of the ones I managed to crank out – seems some creativity remains, which gives me a bit of hope.

Anyway, back to work.

Thanks for sticking with me (if you have) and I don’t blame you if you haven’t – not that you’ll be reading this anyway.