TMM: E/Motion

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Here’s the thing about art and life and love: we often wait to feel something before we act.

In art, we call this being inspired. You need to feel the story, the character, to know where it’s all headed for. Or you need to have the vision of a painting, the melody, etc.

Truth be told, it’s not like that. Of course, it’s the easiest way, but this is a circle. Like those vicious circles and self-fulfilling prophecies.

What I mean by this is that motion also breeds emotion.

Inspiration must find you working.

You start working on a piece and sooner or later you’ll find yourself being inspired.

Little by little.

Books only get written one word at a time.

So, you write a few words.

“I’m just going to work on this piece for half an hour.”

You set yourself to fail.

It’s probably going to suck…

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One thought on “TMM: E/Motion

  1. An excellent commentary on how to defeat writer’s block and the importance of not getting caught up in our own concept of how amazingly artistic we are. The abstract is not always the most productive method of moving forward; you have to root yourself in the physical, the actual. A great sentiment stated in such a delightfully brief way. Thank you.

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