April 3, 2012

Corner of Crazy and Creative = C: Blogging from A to Z

Welcome to the Corner of Crazy and Creative.

Day to day I straddle the blurry lines between crazy and creative. Does crazy help creative to be? Or is creativity what keeps me from falling fully into the crazy abyss?

I embrace creativity, not just in my love for reading and writing, but in raising my children and juggling my overtaxed mind and schedule. The days of logical planning and structure slowly slipped away with each of my lovely children.

Crazy and creative must be souls forever intertwined. The days crazy takes over—sick children, husband travelling, car breaks down, tween issues—the more creativity beckons me. Story ideas and plot developments start bombarding my brain. It doesn't make any sense, but insanity rarely does.

Too often my muse disappears on the days I clear my schedule, pull out my laptop, and sit down to write.

That being said, it's about time I accept crazy as my muse. Crazy is my new normal thanks to these three little muses.

My girls (Halloween 2011)
Do you find the line between crazy and creative very fine?


Welcome to Day C in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My blog posts this month are themed according to the letters of the alphabet. Please keep stopping by to see what creative craziness I can come up with, now from D to Z.

And check out other A to Z bloggers here.


K.T. Hanna said...

I definitely find the line between crazy and creative very fine. I also find the line between crabby and creative fine.
If I don't do enough creating, I get all crabby. Poor hubby.

Rhonda Parrish said...

Your girls look lovely :)

Too often my muse disappears on the days I clear my schedule, pull out my laptop, and sit down to write.
Oh man, this is totally the story of my life! I'm super lucky in that I don't work outside the house, so, in theory, I have lots of time to write. In reality, however, the times I'm most inspired are when my time is the most constrained. I've gotten into the habit of creating deadlines for myself -- not just self-imposed ones either, because I can justify missing them to myself (*eyeroll*). I set deadlines with my critique partners, or enroll in workshops that are going to require me to write and submit things regularly. It's sad that I need to go to that extent to make myself write, but it works LOL

Fairview said...

Yes definitely, I get looks from family members all the time. You know the kind? Where they roll their eyes thinking "OMG she's out of her flippin' mind" type looks?

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Ahahaha! Yes, there is a fine line between crazy and creative because I need those voices in my head! A lot of the time I imagine vampires lurking in burnt down old buildings flying out to snatch me from my feet! ;)

Happy C day!


A to Z co-host

Felicity Smoak said...

I can totally relate to what you are saying in this post especially the line about a little bit of your logic slipping away with every child. Great post.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Crazy and creative often go hand in hand, without a doubt.

Nice to meet you, and welcome to the Challenge!

A to Z Challenge Host

Jocelyn Rish said...

Aw, your little muses are so adorable. But yes, crazy and creative definitely go hand in hand. Only crazy people would converse with the people in their heads and give them life on the page!

Donna B. McNicol said...

Interesting idea...guess I need to work on my crazy so I can improve my creativity!

Love the Halloween photo... ;-)

Tia Bach said...

With three girls, I have to embrace crazy, so it works for me! ;-)

Thanks to everyone for stopping by. I'm going to visit some A to Z blogs. Such a fun challenge!

Sara said...

I fully embrace the crazy. Although I often find thoughtlessness to be my true muse. Like driving, or walking.

Tia Bach said...

Sara, I couldn't agree more! ;-)