I had a nice chat with Jeff today. We talked about a lot of stuff including portions of our spiritual journeys, creativity, discipline, church life including vision for the artists group and lifegroups, playwriting, and how we're really smart but we still feel dumb. It was great to just sit and chat with another thoughtful creative (that's what Dick Staub calls us).
Jeff is teaching some writing classes at the Church Drama Conference at Taproot in a couple of weeks. I hope to take some, if not all, of the classes he's teaching. Anything that can help my writing at this point is a good thing.
Mainly I just need the discipline and focus to start doing it. I've got to work out a schedule of some sort that includes time for writing and making art. Jeff and I had been keeping each other accountable for a while but then that lapsed. I'm hoping we can do that again...even if it's just a quick email asking, "Did you do anything creative today?"
But...with or without accountability I've got to start. Why is it so hard to build in time for something I'm so passionate about? It makes no sense. Am I really that lazy?
The answer, I'm afraid, is yes.