If you subscribe to my feed, or visited my blog here this morning, you might have seen a post called, “Five E-Z Steps to Making it Rich as a Creative Genius.”
The text of that post read as follows:
1. In the process of creating truly viable art, the role of anger is:
a. absolutely crucial, because anger is caused by and creates drive and friction, and art uninformed by drive and friction stands a much better chance of being pablum than it does of being in any significant way compelling.
b. an outstanding place to begin, but ultimately must be subsumed by the larger need to manifest one’s entire vision, not just the “angry” part of it.
c. to make sure people don’t forget that you’re deeply cynical and therefore cool.
d. to make you realize that you’re not allowing yourself enough to fully enough access the spiritual balm of God’s love–which, if you were, would dissolve any enduring drive to “express” yourself.
2. For the good of his work, one of the most important personality characteristics an artist can have is:
a. unadulterated arrogance. Be arrogant
3. Pick a discipline
5. Ignore input
Okay, so no one was supposed to see any of that! (Though, actually, the first question-and-answer is pretty finished.) This is the blog I’m working on for today. But this is as far as I got on it before I had to stop to make my wife her breakfast and lunch. (That’s right. We roll like that. I wear an apron. I look good in it, too.) But I guess before I jumped up to start cutting up peaches and so on, instead of the “Save Draft” button, I hit the “PUBLISH” button!
I wouldn’t even have known I’d done that if someone hadn’t commented on the Majorly Unfinished Post.
Anyway, after I drive Cat to work, go to the post office to mail off some recently purchased books o’ mine, and get back here and actually finish the Prematurely Announced Post, you’ll see what it was you were supposed to see before anyone saw the above.
Now you guys are all Joes Behind-the-Scene of my blog.
See, “Five E-Z Steps to Making it Rich as a Creative Genius” isn’t even the title anymore, man. I’m past that. That’s history. I’ve got this whole idea, see, where I … whoa. Where I leave to drive my wife to work right now.
Blogging. It’s like life, but … well, no, it’s pretty much just like life. You’re always being surprised by how much of it happens before you’re actually ready for it.