Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here’s what caught my attention in April: what might happen to the novel, film vs. digital, journalling and goalsetting, Norman Rockwell, and more.
Over the last few weeks, one of my writing friends and I have been talking (emailing) about trying to do creative work right now, in this world. About how difficult it is to get into the flow of it, and how deep work is almost impossible. Routines are shot to hell; writing time is being swallowed up by new chores. Money’s tight, and art feels a bit frivolous. Tempers are fraying, ennui is setting in, and it’s just really hard to think of good stories right now, ok?
So, I’ve been planning a new semi-regular feature for the blog for a while now, and here it is: a quarterly roundup of everything I’ve been reading and watching. It’s a way to share and promote amazing work, and it’s a way to hold myself accountable, so I don’t just keep watching the same few comfort-food movies over and over again.
Still stuck inside. I’ve been: thinking | sitting | eating | having | setting | trying | falling | making | using | starting
I’ve only left the apartment once in the past two weeks. I’ve been: daydreaming | brainstorming | finding | getting | wishing | reading | tackling | trying | loving | starting