Ideas are not my forte.

20 May

I came across a really cool freelance opportunity and had to come here to disentangle my thoughts. Prepare yourself for a rambling post!

One article per week for two months, about anything in the world I could think of, for the Sydney Opera House. How legit does that sound?

And yet…

“All we ask is that it’s intelligent, interesting, and amounts to more than a simple review or diary-entry style of article…”

And here I sit, gazing off into the distance, wondering what theme I could write eight articles about that is also intelligent and interesting and not a review. I turned to things that I like: reading, writing, traveling. I thought about the things that I knew: kids, books, publishing, moving countries, university, Harry Potter, fantasy, history, random facts.

It’s beating in my head: one theme. eight articles. one theme. eight articles. intelligent. interesting. one theme eight articles one theme eight articles.

Nothing. I’ve got nothing. Or perhaps I have too many ideas–maybe ideas are my forte, and narrowing them down is my challenge. I think what my problem is is that I’m attempting to put too much thought into that “intelligent” aspect, but they’ve apparently had people like Richard Dawkins, Noam Chomsky, Joss Whedon, David Sedaris–so what the heck do I have to contribute?

Sigh. I’ll just be over here wallowing in a sea of self-doubt and frustration. I will find a topic. Something will come to me. Er… I hope!

(Not actually asking for ideas–I just needed to write something! But I mean, if you have ideas, I won’t say no!)

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One Response to “Ideas are not my forte.”

  1. Creative Mysteries May 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    I think you hit it right on the money. “Ideas are my forte, and narrowing them down is my challenge.” You probably have many more than you think, but just trying to separate the great ideas from the good ideas. In other words, they’re probably all really great ideas so how do you narrow them to one a week.

    I’d say they’ll de-tangle before May 29th.

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