A man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr
I had just concluded a poem I call crazy(made me feel evil), I had been working on it after having decided I won’t blog and write for a while and look for a 6-5 job, so as to foot piling bills.
This poem was done in less than 2 hours and it carried serious weight. I shared it with few of my friends on twitter, it was not long before I started getting, hard/harsh reactions from them, which makes me feel, I may not be dropping the pen anytime soon and wont be going into any self-evaluation session as well.
I am planning on clearing the desk of old projects hanging everywhere, and fixing abandoned ones into storage. Time to focus on the new things. And Get Stuff Done.
But I seriously lack funds now and I won’t think of any other thing but write and try to connect with virtual fellows and my folk still think i should just stick to getting better at writing(do i continue this on here with a hungry stomach)
I am contemplating taking a teaching job but also very sure anything I fix my sights on now would consume me completely and take my sights off my first love “writing”.
This brings me to a conclusion, that some ideas are worth exploring but lacking serious awareness in the fact that, what we practice, consumes the hours needed to master the craft a man is meant to be in.
Nothing wrong with trying new stuffs. Some ideas sprout early, look good but produce only weeds. I advice does ideas leading to nowhere be cut down, once we realise we headed for the rocks and then turned into compost for new ones.
It does seem to contradict “finish what you started” but sometimes the piece will not work no matter how much manure you pour on it.
All we get, if we stay persistent on an idea that not workable is; a bad stunted growth.
Commitment to an idea is noble but not at the expense of developing as a writer, artist, creative person. Shelve it. File it. Let it go friend.
Expose your soul to fresh air and new vibes, for an upward stride.
Sometimes ideas just suck. Sometimes they turn into manure. Put it on the compost pile and let it feed new ideas and projects to fruition.
Do you ever let an idea go or do you see it out to the end, till point of fruition? My big question.
For those who still don’t know, #Celonarants™ is involved in a writing contest(reality show), hosted by a big brother and mentor; Sir Kendall Person of The Neighborhood
and needs the support of his family and friends on here.
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