I’ve done too much internetting in January. Is that a verb? Internet-browsing perhaps. Now I hate it. I also did too much photographing too, and I’m mourning the breakage of my DSLR which is just three months old. Doh.
Cutaway is going okay, I’ve got a couple of things happening this week which I should be excited about – lake district walk, charity event and meeting about cutaway submissions. But, I just recently have felt a bit, I don’t know…useless. Is it the curse of trying to write/draw/photograph/make something creative – that now and again you completely lose heart?
(opportunity there for people to say yes Dave, it is the curse of creative types.)
I keep trying to watch films, and turning them off in the middle, asking myself – what will I gain by watching the rest of this? I can’t stick to any writing. And this blog post is a few days late, and you were going to be treated to my top five and bottom five films. I saved you from that. I haven’t uploaded a picture to 365 for a few days, and I have them (I had another good shoot with Megan and a trip to Southport- before my camera died) but for some reason I just don’t want to post them. Or I can’t be bothered.
So what I want to know is:
1) Creative burnout – what are its symptoms and how do you get over it?
2) How do you get through January, quite simply, the most dreadful month of the year?
3) Are there any types of blog post you enjoyed in 2011? Is there anything you’d like to see more of in 2012, maybe even use this opportunity to tell me what I did that was truly bad.
Answers below please. My own particular answer to question 1-2 and 3 is food.