Sunday, July 08, 2007

Finding the Time

I often have people say to me when I play at a party or festival - "I'd give anything to play the guitar like you do". My friend Herb Trotman provided me with the perfect thing to say which is: "would you give up an hour a day for the next twenty years?" Most of the time this stops people dead in their tracks. They want to play, but when it comes right down to committing the time, most people are hesitant.
Writing is not that different. Writing something unique and meaningful takes time. You have to come up with an idea and then mull it over for a while honing it down like putting an edge on a dull knife. I can promise you, it would be much easier to eat supper then kick back on the sofa and watch TV till time to go to bed, but that doesn't put anything down on paper.
I currently have a lot of irons in the fire. Not only with the day gig, but I do a lot of websites and other assignments which demand time. It is my intention to star paring down on the number of projects I do and dedicate more time to the craft of writing.
Hope you all had a great weekend.

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