Sup guys?! I have been reading a lot of blogs lately dealing with people who are writers etc and are going through a rough patch with their current work, or loosing momentum on writing for their blog or some form of lack in motivation.
For me the only time things like this effect me is if I start to doubt my ability in some way, if I’m overwhelmed by other great pieces of work that just seem to dwarf your idea or make you start to think that you can’t create something just as great from your own mind. The worst is when you think you have an amazing idea only to discover someone else has covered it exactly.
I felt like this recently after reading an article about a favourite author of mine, Vladimir Nabokov, of the Lolita and Pale Fire fame. I admire his style and witty method of writing.
So the article I read was talking about his rare and unique condition or should I say ability? … I dunno but he has this thing called “grapheme-color synesthesia” otherwise known as “colour hearing”.
He sees letters and words in different colour’s, and this helps him in the way he writes so creatively.
After reading the article (here) I thought shit! How can I hope to be a great author like that when I don’t have any autistic superpowers? 0__O
Haha …well people, I will endeavour to try, after all batman is awesome and has no powers at all.
Hang in there during these moments and stick to your guns.