What is Art?

When I was young I would have said that paintings and sculptures were art, and that the people who created them were artists. That was it, that was the extent of my definition. It was a child’s simplistic view. I would have also said that I was clearly not an artist because I couldn’t draw or paint, and I certainly couldn’t make sculptures.

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Ebbing and Flowing

I wonder if Ebbing and Flowing best describes my writing consistency. As I look at what I’ve written over the past few months, and then look back over a longer period of time, I definitely see some ebbs and some flows. Each time I start writing again, I have a lot of ideas and a lot of output. In those times, the ideas greatly outnumber the output. I guess that’s a good thing, as I always have a long list of ideas to come back to.

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Getting Ready vs Getting Started

About a month ago I started my new blog. I set up the site, picked a theme, posted a welcome message, and wrote down several ideas for upcoming posts. It felt as if I was getting started.

But, as I sit here today, writing this post, it’s clear that I was really just getting ready. More than a month has gone by, with little output from me. Oh, I’ve saved off a few more post ideas and read through some of the notes I took for one of my novels. But, I have not really started writing. Why?

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