You’re Not Allowed to Celebrate

Depression doesn’t care that you have a new book coming out. It doesn’t care about the now-long list of publications you have or the plans you’ve got for 2022. It laughs when you say it’s time to get to work. Depression has its own goals. I’ve written before how depression doesn’t create art. And itContinue reading “You’re Not Allowed to Celebrate”

Depression Doesn’t Make Art

All the great artists were messed up. Picasso fell into a huge depression, and look at what he produced. Just imagine, if he had medication, how much art we would have missed out on. … Okay, if someone says that to you, deck them. Maybe not deck them. At least not physically. But tell them:Continue reading “Depression Doesn’t Make Art”

Writing While Depressed

I need to get more writing done. Right now I have the time to do writing. Instead, I’m going to take a nap. Instead, I’m going to cry. Instead, I’m twitching because I’m overstimulated. Instead, I’m going to stare at my computer screen. Not brainstorming or thinking about writing. Just staring. Welcome to trying toContinue reading “Writing While Depressed”

It’s not a discipline problem.

They say that if you’re stuck home, you should have lots of free time. They say that if you’re not producing something and you always said you would, the problem isn’t the amount of time. It’s the discipline. They say that now is the time to be creative. I wonder if any of them haveContinue reading “It’s not a discipline problem.”