Friday, September 15, 2006

Waiting for Inspiration

Someone asked me the other day where I get my ideas for songs, blog entries and stories. It's very hard to say. I don't have method to my madness, I simply sit down and hold my fingers over the keyboard until a thought arrives. Some days are much easier than others. If I see or hear something interesting or go somewhere I have never been, that's often the catalyst that gets my motor running. Other days, I sit here and drum on the keys waiting for inspiration.
So far, my writing has been confined to 5 minute songs, or 500 word blog entries. That's fortunate because the amount of time that I can devote to my writing is currently very limited.
I usually write at the end of a long day when I have twenty or thirty minutes maximum. I've found that the amount of time I have is directly proportional to quality of the words. If I have an hour or so to write, I'll pour myself a glass of wine, put on some non-distracting music sit out on the porch with the laptop and write away. That's the way I prefer to write.
Tonight, I'm going to the Dora Bulldog football game so I don't have the luxury of time.
Thankfully, tonight I didn't spend much time drumming on the keys as an idea came to me immediately.
Hope you all have a great weekend and I hope your favorite football team wins.


  1. Rick, whatever time you do spend over the keyboard is well worth it for me. I enjoy your writing, and many times it brings back fond memories of days gone by in my life. Keep it up, please.

  2. Anonymous2:50 PM

    The time you spend writing is wonderful for me. I don't always leave a comment because of lack of time, but I enjoy what you say and the way you say it.


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