Bloggers/Writers : Let it rest!
I read an interview of Arcadi Volodos, a pianist.
He says that when he works on a record, he makes it during the night. When it’s done, the tapes are abandoned for a few weeks.
Then he listens to them, weeks later, with a new ear. Sound montage, then? The less possible.
When you write on something, it must flow. The beginning is sometimes hard, but then, here you go! When it flows, it’s so good, right?
Si vous pataugez dans la semoule (if you “wade in semolina”), you get nowhere (fast or slow). Let it rest, then. Forget it. Write some else. Go for a walk (these times : around your room).
Drafts are gold. Forget about all of them. Let them rest. For weeks.
One day you open something, you…
- wade in more
- have a spark
I don’t know how it works. Maybe you have a new eye and you wonder how you could be stuck like that. Maybe it’s magic. Maybe your brain works alone when you sleep, haha. The reason why it works sometimes is a mystery, there you and me don’t care about it. So there.