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19 April 2007 @ 09:26 am
unmotivated in the extreme  
Between the gloomy weather, getting over a cold, film festival exhaustion, and annoyance with my family, I seem to have sunken into either a malaise or a funk. I'd prefer to think of it as a funk, because then my mind can drift off a little to imagine a fat baseline, a hammond organ and a popping horn section.

Either way though, I have to force myself to start writing again. I haven't really done anything on the book for a couple of weeks and I can feel my will to write decaying like a sticky, hollow tooth in the back of my mouth.

 
 
Listening to: The Receptionists - "Soren Loved Regina"
 
 
 
a foxy vixen, so illustriousgloriamunty on April 19th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
Oh no, can I help you? I'm reading this very inspirational book...
Diary of an Ass Monkey: comics: monkey typingassmonkeydiary on April 20th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks, P! I'll let you know if I think of anything.

What's the book? Writing Down the Bones?
a foxy vixen, so illustriousgloriamunty on April 20th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
It's Annie Lamott's Bird By Bird, I love it so much. I have Writing Down The Bones, and I like it too. But WDTB is so sort of holy, Annie Lamott is just fucking funny--
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on April 20th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
I just read Bird by Bird a few months ago. A lot of great stuff in there, although I had to read it short doses or the old touchy-feelie hippie stuff got to be too much for me.
theballadofyoko on April 19th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
We want the funk! Give up the funk!

(Parliament cures all ills)
Diary of an Ass Monkey: silly: flash monkeyassmonkeydiary on April 20th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
It's true, but I think I'm craving the Ohio Players even more than Parliament.
doNUT!donutgirl on April 19th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
I just started writing a screenplay, in hopes of getting out of my submission/rejection funk. It's working already! It's nice to have something new to be excited about.

Maybe it would be fun for you to try out a different medium or genre or something? Even if it winds up being an abortive effort, it can help get the creative juices flowing (if I may use that rather gross cliche).
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: kirsten ulve assmonkeydiary on April 20th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
I have some giant robot stories that I can work on when I get stuck. But I'm a little afraid to shift gears at the moment.

Good luck on the screenplay!
Pallaspallasathene8 on April 19th, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
But if it is malaise the rest of us can giggle thinking of you in French beret with a funny little French moustache. And a tight shirt with really big black and white stripes.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: green waitressassmonkeydiary on April 20th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
Go on! I won't stop you!