Tending The SPARK: A Postscript

Last week wasn’t as productive as I would have liked it to be. There were other things that needed my attention, but I still managed to complete my response to my SPARK partner’s prompt. That said, I’m not writing much at the moment. It’s difficult to know what to write when so many words are forthcoming, but only scratch the surface of what I want to express.

I signed up for SPARK as a way of getting out of my own way, and forcing myself to produce something in the midst of this fallowness. Whilst I wouldn’t say I produced something brilliant, at least I produced something.

You can see the result here.

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Tending The SPARK – New Music and Collaborative Creativity

I seem to be on a weekly blogging streak, more by accident than design. I’m going to try and keep it that way. This morning, I received my prompt for the 29th iteration of the SPARK collaborative creativity challenge, brainchild of Amy Souza.

Until very recently, I have been submerged in a kind of creative quicksand. Pieces were emerging, but nothing that I wanted to share with the world. I’m hopeful that with the impetus of SPARK, I will be able to use the inspiration to produce something I can then share here.

I’m discovering new music, too. Granted, per usual, I’m late to the party. Really getting into Wilco, and enjoying a break from country heartbreak for a while!

I’m finding it difficult to traverse the line between writing for myself, and writing for an audience. If you write, how do you overcome that? Does it become clearer after a while, what’s for you, and what’s for them?