I’ve realized, a few hours too late, that I should have saved my earlier blog post for this, as I literally have nothing to say.
I think I did earlier, but it’s gone. I’m struggling to capture all of my thoughts as they rush through during the day. I spend a few hours going through all of the blog posts I’m culling from my rapidly-expanding Twitter and RSS feeds with amazing advice on writing every day, and I have all of these amazing ideas flashing through my mind – and then they’re gone, chased out by another spark of an exposition technique, some research I want to do about my setting, a change to how I tag dialogue (SHOW! Don’t tell!).
I’m certain that my brain has always had a finite capacity, which I reached years ago. I can stuff more interesting facts in the front, but I inevitably lose an equal amount out the back, never to be seen from again. I’m learning I also have a finite capacity for creative thought, and one spark replaces another, which is lost to the Muse and may never return.
I really need to slow down and let this process happen – but at a 3600word/day clip. No wonder I’m confused.