I'm having a harder than normal time focusing. I can't bring my thoughts in to order or dedicate my energy on the things that are important to me for longer than short bursts of activity.
This is not a Big Long Term problem, this is a small, right now problem. I can solve this problem with focus and discipline, or with a vacation, or with the support of my coconspirators.
I'm restless. That's really all there is to it. I'm not sleeping well, and I'm worried about the future (not my future, which is well in hand at the moment, but *our* future.)
When I ran Analog Revolution, we did a weekly meeting of our writers and artists.
I used that time to make an agenda of our current projects, to delegate, to plan, prioritize, brainstorm.
A lot of it was just Ryan and I shouting at one another in half sentence, too excitedly.
We used this time to manufacture things, to plan for the future, to write, to record, to listen to music, to eat pizza and be a community with one another.
I miss that. It's possible that re-establishing this kind of an on going, regular gathering (physically or digitally!) with a focus on The Work, and The People, with an energy half way between a classroom lecture and a wild party would be valuable in helping me feel less drifting and directionless.
At the very least, I know that I need collaborators, coconspirators.
People that I am responsible to, people who are helping move the projects along, people who's projects I can help move along. A network of mutual support.
@ajroach42 I don't know if I'll ever have the spoons for real creative writing but my offer still stands about recording
I'm gonna set up my sound equipment in my new home to record a podcast for my friend, that will be in about a month or so.
@68km Remind me about your offer about recording?
@ajroach42 if you have anything written and you need more voices, I'll have somewhat of a studio and can record it.
@ajroach42 i used to be a writing consultant (academic writing tutor) in school, I'm a few years rusty now and didn't have much experience with creative writing but if you can tell me
"here is my writing, here are the concerns I'm having with it right now" or "here are some of the things I'm trying to make sure are going on with the writing" I can provide workshop-style feedback
you might have other folks in your circle that are better equipped than me for your needs but i'm here if you want
@68km Oh, sorry, I meant audio editing (and maybe eventually video editing.)
I mean, writing editing is always useful too, but in this case I am struggling with an editing routine for my audio files.
hey this offer goes out to other people too. (boosts welcome)
but also, I highly recommend your writing center if your school has one
A social network for the 19A0s.