Tell someone you're going to write a song and feel their heightened excitement as they ask you questions about your idea and you've achieved the "feeling" of achievement as IF you had completed the task. Having that "feeling" is enough to stop the creative flow.
I'm taking a risk here.
I'm writing a novel. It's been in my head for a few years now based on an observation I've had about human nature, materialism and the merging of the two thoughts "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence" and "never judge another until you have walked in their shoes."
I am a reader, sometimes reading three or four books a week, many at the same time. I read several newspapers and e-zines daily. It has come to my attention that we are in a significant time of change in the world as information becomes available to those previously excluded by virtue of geography or other significant obstacles.
If you watch the series Mad Men, it's interesting to hear the scripted comments of the 1960's that are repeated today, but have expanded meanings. Then, advertising was the driving force alerting people that they wanted more than they had. Today, I would say it's reality television as lifestyles that really do not reflect what is typical for most people show what the extremes of consumerism can be.
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So there I've done it. I'm sharing what I plan to do at risk of feeling satisfied enough with the sharing that I will fail to complete the whole story.