I’m prompted to write today for the first time in a long time; though I’ve had so much trouble focusing lately, that even the urge to write isn’t enough to make the words come easily.
To be quite honest, I’ve been rolling around the idea of no longer blogging. I’ve been doing this for nearly 2 decades now (I started my first public site in 2002) and I’ve been trying to drill down deep and figure out, well, why. I honestly can’t come up with an answer. In college it was to keep in touch with friends. For a few years, I chronicled what I termed my ‘quarter life crisis’ and played music journalist on the DC arts scene. Since I left DC, I’ve floundered, not just in blogging but in my writing life in general. I’ve begun and abandoned dozens of novel concepts, script ideas, and autobiographies. I’ve half-heartedly continued posting annual updates about music and film and every so often thrown in a book review or clever quote. But there hasn’t been much in the way of a direct purpose to my keeping tmstanton.com up and running.
And so, while I’m still technically on hiatus, I will be mulling over the future of this space and my future in writing. If you’ve any advice or would just like to commiserate with a general feeling of creative cluelessness, I’d love to hear it in the meantime.