Foliage, Photography, Floundering

THIS is what I meant to show you

I have this need lately to write, and copiously. I’m not sure what it is, or where it came from, and the biggest problem is that I have NO IDEA what to write about. It’s like all these words are rattling around in my head, but I can’t figure out what to do with them. Or maybe it’s that I have things to say but they aren’t the kinds of things I’d write about on the internet. I seem to have gone through something similar last year at almost this exact same time, which is interesting. Maybe my creativity prefers to flee the coop in October?

ground cover

I feel a bit like I’m flailing around with my daily photos, too. I’ve stopped putting much effort into it, and as much as I complain about this whole “oh year two sucks so much and it’s so damn hard” I know a year of daily photos is doable – because I’ve DONE it before.

This past weekend, I woke up at a reasonable time and drove around looking for things to take pictures of before I went out in the evening. Having the time reserved just to shoot, to drive around aimlessly, pulling off the road whenever I spotted something worthy of a picture, was really refreshing. I can’t say that I’m completely inspired again, because I’m still struggling this week. But maybe I need to stop complaining so much, and let the inspiration find me again. There’s certainly a lot of really good stuff out there right now.

October 18, 2008

2 thoughts on “Foliage, Photography, Floundering

  1. If you feel the need to write copiously this time of year, NaNoWriMo was made for you! Spend the next week writing notes, outlining, whatever in preparation for a 50k-word sprint to Dec. 1. I’ve done it for several years now and it’s great fun.

    (And you’re wondering “who is this person commenting here?” I found your Project 365 photos on flickr around the beginning of this year and yours was one of the streams that inspired me to give the 365 a try. I failed after about 140 days but I hope to start again at the new year.)

  2. Hi ambimb! NaNoWriMo is suuuuch an interesting idea… I’ve heard about it before but never really considered trying it. While the idea sort of scares the crap out of me, it might be just the thing to use as an outlet for this strange need to write.

    And oh I totally feel you about Project365… I’ve got another few months on year two because I’m crazy like that, but it can be so hard. That’s so neat that you found my photos inspiring – and you should definitely give it another try. I find it’s more about being relaxed with yourself and not putting pressure to find the BEST photo every day (hell, look at what I’ve been doing lately hahaha) but just about getting A photo at all.

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