Please Kill Me,
Greetings and happy Hump day (Wednesday for my foreign friends) – my wearily weathered writers of (some other word that starts with W… Don’t judge me, I’m tired). If all has gone according to plan, then the cameras should be set up shortly… say cheese!
*realizes he forgot to set up cameras*
In any case I hope that your week is going well and that you’re prepared for some overdue ranting from Sir-Tips- A-Lot.
Production (otherwise known as that thing America no longer does, but for some reason is a centerpiece of it’s economy).
We’re creatives, right (don’t answer that, it’s rhetorical) – as creatives our job is to …well….create. Now when I say create, I don’t necessarily mean staring up into the clouds- whilst imagining a flurry of unicorns pooping raspberries onto the Death Star (we’ve all had that fantasy right??) – No, I mean the actual act of creating.
Sure, letting your mind drift away into the ether of the universe is fun (even that sentence sounds like it’s high). But, without the action to back up your wildest machinations- your creations will unfortunately (or fortunately if you play the accordion) – be dead on arrival.
Now, I know what you’re thinking – But you don’t understand…It’s part of my process. That’s all good and well, but if you’ve been in that particular process so long that you’ve forgotten what the hell the original idea was – perhaps you need to be a little honest with yourself and either find a new goal or get off your ass and get to friggin’ work (after reading this post, of course. #MeanMotivation #PleaseDon’tLeaveMe).
Though producing a work of art (no matter your medium) – seems like the most obvious prerequisite for defining yourself by your respective medium – you’d be surprised how “creatives” – are merely satisfied with the title- and act no further in pursuing a finished product (I swing my keyboard at these people and shun their tweets).
I should probably add, that this post is not directed toward the stagnant artists, (I sympathize with creative constipation #DrinkPruneJuice) -it’s directed toward those who consider themselves as such – without any actual evidence of their claims.
Spoiler Alert: I probably should have mentioned this earlier, but I had a not so friendly conversation with an old friend who’s been working on the same “novel” for the past seven years. I asked him what progress he’d made in this novel (that he’d described to me on several occasions in varying degrees of vague detail) – to which his response was – “I haven’t written a page …But I can see it SO clearly.” All while claiming himself “the voice of a generation”. (Needless to say he’s made my list of people to have a witch doctor place a hex on).
Perhaps this post wasn’t that helpful (hell, they can’t all be gold…. besides this is free) – but at the very least, I hope that some of you got a chance live vicariously through my rant. If you’re a creative then create- point, blank, period. If you’re not up to the task – then stay away from the title. And for those of you unafraid to continue producing- hold steadfast in your conviction.
“The proof is in the pudding” – ours just happens to be unfakable – lucky us (and our subsequent substance abuse problems).
Alright team, that’s it for today. I’ll be back at some point in the future with some more print in a font.
Now Go Drop-Kick Your Wednesday,