Here they are: all the Project 365 photos that I haven't been posting for the last little while!
I'm still at a creative low. It's not just photography - I wasn't all that enthusiastic about writing this week, either, and a lot of my other projects sort of stalled on me.
Ok, so I might be taking too many pictures of flowers lately.
Looking at these pictures, you can probably tell: I had basically no motivation or inspiration this week. I'm still taking photos of flowers, because it's spring, and that's still something of a novelty, but that's about it.
This has been such a weird month, creatively.
It seems like I say that - or some variation on that - every month (which should probably tell me something), but… yeah.
First off: my schedule. I’ve changed my workout routine, which has had an impact on everything else I do through the day. And the impact has (mostly) been good: I can start writing a little bit earlier in the day, which fits my natural creative cycles better, and which means I meet my targets a little bit earlier, freeing up time for other things.
So that’s good.
I wasn't feeling even remotely inspired at the beginning of the week. Can you tell? (You can probably tell.)
In any given week, I can manage one or two good photographs. (Usually. Sometimes more, sometimes not even that.) There's usually one or two terrible photos, and the rest are ok.
I've been thinking a lot about 'voice' and 'style' lately, in photography and in writing.
I knew going in that April wasn’t going to be a very productive month. There were a million little disruptions to my schedule (this is actually the first full, uninterrupted week I’ve had this month), but I’d planned for them, and I’ve (mostly) been able to work around them.
The story outlines are progressing nicely; I still really love having two different projects on the go. It slows both of them down, of course, but it’s fantastic being able to switch from one to the other when inspiration starts to flag. (And inspiration always starts to flag at some point. It’s inevitable.) For now, I’ve pretty much abandoned the daily freewriting that I was trying - I still haven’t found a way to make it work.
And I’m still looking for another writing project, something low-pressure to work on in my downtime, and that doesn’t require months of world building and outlining. It’s… surprisingly difficult. I’ve got a few ideas, but nothing that’s quite clicked for me yet.
But, yeah: it’s been a pretty good month, despite everything.