It is more a case that writers, like Captain Beefheart and many other musicians, complained that they have “Too Much Time”. They either complain that they have a writer’s block, that they lack inspiration or that they can’t get anybody interested in their pitches or getting to write copy or turn themselves into ‘the dreaded’ ghostwriters.
But what about a situation when they have all the opportunities in the world, the inspiration is there and the writer’s block is busted
to pieces? What happens when they find themselves in a situation they have an abundance of work, inspiration, ideas, possibilities? It is a situation they have craved for and “Too Much Time”, the Beefheart song or any other of the numerous ones with that name can be buried
deep into their record collection?
Well, then it is just a question of
balancing your time. No excuses there, you cannot resort to that easy way out called ‘I’m not an expert in that subject’, or ‘
there’s too much research to be done
Ok, so there are things you know less about, and yes, there are situations when as a writer you have to learn something about rocket science. And, of course,
even if you are writing your memoir you have to do extensive research unless you have a more extensive memory than the hard disc on the computer you’re working on (or iPad/tablet, makes no difference).
But then, there is one thing you are (
or are supposed
to be) an expert in — and that is an expert with words, which also includes understanding numbers.
So when the list of excuses runs out, there is one thing to do — keep on writing, tackling those tasks one by one, and with enjoyment. Then “Too Much Time” will be a song that gets yet another meaning for you.
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