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Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 - 10:10 a.m.

My problem is, I overthink the stuff I make (or worse, the stuff I never make). It paralyzes me. I have nothing new to say, so I just keep brainstorming until I think of something new. Well, it's a contradiction: in creative endeavors, you are supposed to come up with something new and interesting to say. On the other hand, hasn't it all been said?

Not sure whether this diary, coming up on its 10 year anniversary, is a testament to the fact that I do have things to say, or conclusive evidence that I don't.

Of course, there's value in saying the same thing, in a different way. Problem is, I don't even know what it is I want to say. I don't have a cause.

I should try cashing out some of the ideas I have had and liked, rather than tossing them aside before I even do anything with them. Let's face it: having the idea is most of the fun. The follow-through is where it gets boring.

Well, time to go put pen to paper; enough of this blather.

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