Monday, May 16, 2011
Never Negate the Need for Novelty
It would be ridiculously easy for me to sit here at my laptop and never look beyond the words I type onto the screen. Scarily easy.
But at some point the typing would become sluggish, strained and eventually stop. Realization would dawn that I have nothing more to offer. No more experiences to relate, because I didn't venture out into the world and acquire them. My perspective would have narrowed onto myself. I would have nothing from which to draw my creativity. The words would not come.
The words would not come. That has to be one of the most frightening scenarios for a writer. To have no more words, nothing left to relate.
So I make sure to get out into the world and try new things, talk to new people. Irrelevant is not something I'm prepared to be.
When was the last time you tried something new and wrote about it?