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WHAT’S THE BEST THING I COULD WRITE??!!

May3

What’s the BEST thing I could write??!!?  That’s why there’s not more writing here in the old blogosphere! You think, “What would be good to write here? What would be REALLY special??! WHAT WOULD BE SO MIND BLOWING AWESOMELY AMAZING THAT IT WOULD MAKE PEOPLE’S EYES WATER WITH VISUAL DELIGHT??!!?” And then you think of it.

You come up with something REALLY GOOD.

And then you think… OK… Got it. But… IF I came up with something that’s good, I must have something better. Ohhh something really blindingly spine bending.

Then you come up with it. YES!!!

Then what do you do?!? (Come on, you know where I’m going).

YOU THINK – “HOLD ON A SECOND!!! THERE’S SOMETHING BETTER – I KNOW IT”…

And ten months later you are coming up with this Skin ripping eye burning, jaw clenching monkey twisting fantastic stuff that NOBODY will ever know about because you are always thinking, IT ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH.

Happens all the time. The first TV show is OK. You turn the channel… and again you turn the channel. In the 10,000 channel reality, you turn the channel for a half an hour and decide on the show you originaly thought was pretty decent. Then you realised it’s just about done because you’ve been looking forward instead of seeing what’s in front of you.

How many of you are in relationships and looking out at someone else and thinking of “TRADING UP” if you know what i mean? “I can do better than you!”

Yeah… I’ll tell you something; the unknown new exciting person is going to often look on the surface better than the old, known ‘significant other’ whom you’ve heard fart, seen in sickness and heard YELL at you about something insane (it’s always about something insane).

I’m not saying settle. I’m just explaining ONE reason why I don’t write as much as I could write. Also… I am explaining why as improvisers people often mess up their work.

Stop LOOKING so hard. Express NOW. There probably IS a better idea but there are a lot of worse ideas too and if you look too hard, no matter how good the idea is, everyone will be unimpressed because the birth of the idea, word or thought was just too painful to watch.

OH WAIT, I HAVE A BETTER IDEA…

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