Just saw a documentary on some musicians putting music to the words of lost Basement Tape lyrics of Bob Dylan. T. Bone Burnett is the man behind the gathering, and at one point -- as one of the musicians is struggling with the pressure -- he says, "Self-consciousness is the end of creativity."
That's it exactly. I was never freer with my writing as when I was spending a year without any regard to anyone else reading. Even after I started sending material out to publishers, I felt pretty free because nothing much was happening, and I didn't expect anything to happen.
Somehow, though, just recently, I've started putting harder expectations from myself.
So today I woke up and decided, I'd just keep a light touch.
A nice light touch.
6 days ago