Monday, January 4, 2016

This is my first post in a month and it's about how bad I am at this

Dear Creative Writing,

I suck at this.

This isn't poetic. This is a (constructive) rant and/or essay. I've been filling my computer with drafts all month, and to be honest, I've been struggling. 



For me, I have a standard everything on this blog must adhere to, and it works for and against me; nothing I wrote in the past month was good enough to post. So, I figured if I waited long enough, the right words would come to me. Needless to say, they still haven't, and they won't until I learn from this.

So instead, I decided to look at some of my work I'm most proud of, and promptly destroy it. The first thing that came to mind is the video I made last year with Mr. Nelson and Reese that went viral, We See You. (I know, I can't shut up about it.) It got on the local news, and has been viewed all over the country. I consider it a success.

The reality is, though, We See You was messy at times. You just saw the slick version. 
(Thanks, editing.)


At the very least, I'm trying to prove a point: 

Art takes time, and it might be discouraging at first.

What I'm really doing is throwing shit at the wall and seeing what sticks. I'll keep writing drafts and try not to lose faith. Just remember,

Don't be afraid to screw up, it'll work out.

Have fun editing.

–Solstice

7 comments:

  1. Your writing is so unreal and inspiring. I wish my blog posts were half as good as your drafts that weren't good enough to post. You are by far my favorite blogger this year Sol

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  2. "Art takes time, and it might be discouraging at first."

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  3. "Art takes time, and it might be discouraging at first."

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  4. k but your "draft" was super good. and funny. and the kitchen faucet line at the bottom was genius.

    also that video was just the greatest thing of my whole entire day.

    you're one of the best, solstice. truly.

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  5. "Have fun editing."

    This post is kind of unforgettable.

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  6. Best thing ever best thing ever

    It's 6am and this is the best thing ever.

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  7. I love this so, so, so, so, so much :) From beginning to end. Fantastic stuff :)

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Thanks for commenting! *Awkward high five*