Susan Shehata | Pratfalls of Parenting podcast
Recently got to chat with my good friend Susan Shehata about being a stepmom, owning a bunch of her own businesses, making music, and trying to balance everything.
She’s good people. And Funny. Give it a listen.
I don’t really believe in writer’s block. I generally think that when a writer isn’t writing its a lack of persistence. Some kind of flaw in work ethic. And I don’t think that because I’m some prolific writer. I don’t write anything amazing or in crazy volumes. But there’s nothing magical about writing either. Its largely the result of sitting down and doing the work.
However, I’m something like six week into the feeling that my creativity has unionized and ordered a work stoppage. Its not that I can’t write anything its that I don’t really want to and when I force it I hate every single letter I put to the page.
It wouldn’t be a huge deal except I’ve got a few script deadlines and I’ve also realized in the last few years that everything I do I do as a writer so when I feel like I can’t write it really means I can’t do anything creative. In fact, I struggle to talk as well as I’m normally able.
So I’m stuck and I’m frustrated and I’m angry which just makes it all worse. I’m at the point of trying the buddhism approach of not fighting against it but instead sitting in it and accepting it with the hopes that I’ll come through but I know a part of my brain knows I’m doing that in a goal-oriented way which violates the whole accepting it thing.
So what do I do? Try to wait it out? Do some dumb writing exercises? Quit doing creative work? I’m serious, what do I do? What would you do?
Cory Hinkle | Pratfalls of Parenting
I got to chat with Playwright and member of the Workhaus Collective Cory Hinkle for the Pratfalls of Parenting. He’s a good dude and we had a lot of laughs. Hope you listen and enjoy