The writerly ramblings of Christina Delia. Did you know that "arcade nihilist" is an anagram for "Christina Delia"?? It's true!
I am a published writer, but in my estimation, not nearly enough as I should be. Here you can read about my writers block, writing triumphs, and how I really should be writing more.
My friends are artists & quite convincing. Me? I write.
My artist friends, the very talented Dahlia Broul and Jarrod Gecek thought it appropriate for a writer to have a showcase for her writing. I hope in this blog to do just that. If I do not stick to topics pertaining to writing and my personal writing experience, feel free to scold me.
About me: I am a published writer! Yes! I am married! It's true! I really like exclamation points, and I always overuse the elipsis...
In life and in art, I believe it all comes down to one word BALANCE. Sometimes it gets a little overwhelming...a writer's vertigo. I know one thing: I am the least wobbly when I am writing. When things are going well, it's all little leaps and pirouettes.
So I started this blog years ago, and here we are again. I find that the greatest people, places and ideas of my life are worth revisiting. It's absolutely true what Alan Lightman wrote in Einstein's Dreams: "Time is a circle."
Which brings to mind lines from a beloved Tori Amos song: "Circles and circles and circles againThe girl's in circles got to stop spinning"
-Tori Amos- "Cloud on My Tongue-
Well, here's the truth: writers never stop spinning. Spinning tales, spinning around in circles. When I was a kid, I did that endlessly...spinning around as fast as I could was the best.
It's good to spin around. It's also good to get somewhere. Move with the wind, but at your own pace.
I talk fast, I move fast. But I take my time with what's truly important. Writing is essential. Lifeblood. It's carried me through. It's saved me time and again, brought me back to myself, to who and what I love and need.
Some people think that writers block is a myth, but I assure you, it is the very real second cousin once removed of the brain fart. Symptoms (in my experience, anyway) include:
-Mild Depression -Cluttered thoughts (can I Feng Shui my head?) -Sleeplessness -Anxiety -The feeling like I forgot/am missing something
Will they invent a pill for writers block? Will they advertise it incessently on television, then quickly list all of its potentially fatal side effects at the end of said advertisement?
The thing I hate most is when you have no clue what you are going to attempt to write next. Then you go to a dinner party or something, and have people say: SOO what are you writing? And What are you gonna write next? And they're not really listening, anyhow. They just want to see me squirm a little, right? Because that's what writers do at dinner parties. We squirm. A little. And that's when I generally get my idea of what to write next, only I'm seemingly miles from a pad, or a pen, …