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Once more, with feeling.
// Submitted @ 10:17 PM on 06.01.2012
Six months later; radio silence. Whoops.
It's hard to say what brought me back. Motivation is funny like that. You're doing something utterly mundane, like showering or washing your hands and bang, out of the blue, you realize; "Huh, haven't written in a while."
And then, there you are. At the computer, writing.
It's mastering these bursts of inspiration and harnessing them that is key. What is it the key to? That's something I'm still struggling with myself. In truth, that's where I've been the past few months. Besides getting a new job, and other complicated things in my life, I somehow forgot that this is something I genuinely ENJOY. I won't try to fake my way down the noble path somehow and say that I don't care if I get recognized for my work, because I do want to be recognized. I think that the difference now is that it's not a main goal, it's a possible side-effect. As someone so succinctly put it to me the other day, the way I was before, waiting for something to happen, was like buying a lottery ticket and immediately making plans for the prize money. When you're doing something like writing, I realize now, never take anything for granted. Honestly, looking over my past articles, I completely have taken everything for granted. Every comment, every fap, hell, even every time someone looks at a post, it means something.
Because at the end of the day, no one, NO ONE is writing in a vacuum.
Tomorrow, I'll be giving my take on the Hitman Absolution trailer controversy. Spoilers: My opinion isn't very popular.