It is often interesting to me that whenever I try to write, not much writing happens. However, the moments I am not trying to write is often when the writing begins. Hence the title of my post.
As creators we often get wrapped up in the business of the craft; we have to create our products.
What is difficult for me is that I create albums. I do not set out to create one song after another, I begin with a concept for an album and build the songs around the concept. Historically, when I complete an album, I begin writing a new one. The problem is that the next album is written. We even began to have rehearsals to prepare for the recording sessions a year ago. But then our realities were abruptly altered.
And so, I am in a holding pattern. Until the album is recorded and released, it is not really finished. At least not in my mind.
I do have a lot of content, however. Content from previous albums that need to be heard. I even have concert footage from the past two album releases that I need to finish uploading. There is work to be done; it just is not as exciting as writing songs.
Over the new few weeks, I will be updating my YouTube channel to include all the footage from the album release concerts for Entropy and Singularity. I also have a handful of random sketches of music that have not found a home yet.
Maybe creativity arrives in that sliver of a moment between being active and idle.
If we try too hard, perhaps we miss the moment. If we do not try, perhaps the moment never shows up.
I will let know what happens.
In the meantime, here is a sketch.