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A big question - how to do this?elsa - word, story, image idea music person
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I can do this,elsa - word, story, image idea music person
but it takes a lot of doing.

It's easiest in the morning. elsa - word, story, image idea music person
Everything seems possible then.

 

What do you see when
you see me, I wonder.elsa - word, story, image idea music person
I keep trying. I'm not sure
what will happen. But over
and over again, I keep
trying - because something
in me doesn't give up, not
forever anyway.

 

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So here I am,
looking out, wondering...
elsa - word, story, image idea music person
How to do this?

 

A big question - how to do this?elsa - word, story, image idea music person
I know it can be done, but

 

I can do this,elsa - word, story, image idea music person
but it takes a lot of doing.

 

It's easiest in the morning. elsa - word, story, image idea music person
Everything seems possible then.

 

What do you see when
you see me, I wonder.elsa - word, story, image idea music person
I keep trying. I'm not sure
what will happen. But over
and over again, I keep
trying - because something
in me doesn't give up, not
forever anyway.

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So here I am,
looking out, wondering...
elsa - word, story, image idea music person
How to do this?

 

 

What do you see when
you see me, I wonder.elsa - word, story, image idea music person
I keep trying. I'm not sure
what will happen. But over
and over again, I keep
trying - because something
in me doesn't give up, not
forever anyway.

 

       

 

Fantasy Time – The Dream of the Big Audience. An exploration
of what keeps creative people – writers, musicians, etc – going.
No publisher. No band. No grant. Rejection. And we continue.

SEPTEMBER 3, 2006

FANTASY TIME - THE DREAM OF THE BIG AUDIENCE

I have been working on a couple of idea pieces, and then a couple of blogs, all day long. I have worked on tiny details, made minor adjustments here or there. Just oe improvement more. And just one more improvement. Add this link. Add that. Delete that reference. Make the reference clearer.

What is the fantasy that keeps me going?

Because if it were just for me, none of this would matter.

I know the fantasy - it's the dream of the big audience.

I don't gamble - for me, it's a waste of whatever money one puts into it.

But I am held by this other fantasy - that there will be an audience out there. Over and over in my life, it hasn't worked out.

I am grateful for my teaching - because there I do reach students.

But this site is the latest effort to make the fantasy real. Each time I hope that this time, I have it right, that this time I will get to be an insider. This time, a publisher will pick up a book - like two publishers almost picked up The Fluffers Book This time, I will get a grant from Canada Council, the big arts funding agency in Canada. But I haven't gotten even one grant from them, though long ago I did get one big grant (an Opportunities for Youth grant - half of what I asked for), which gave me more experience getting a major creative project together than anything else. That one grant didn't get me all the way - to an audience. I could not even complete that project (half the funding couldn't be stretched to go all the way).

And still I am trying.

How important is the fantasy, the belief, the hope?

I don't know what I would do without it.

I know that I am less fearful than ever before.

I know I don't keep trying.

And this isn't bad, what I have pulled together since I started working on the site a bit over 3 months ago - you can see update #2 for all that is up.

So powerful, this hope, belief, fantasy - the same thing that drives a gambler to keep on going, the researcher to keep on looking, the explorer lost in the arctic wastes to keep on and on and on instead of giving up. Strange the mix - the dangerous addiction and the route to survival and success.

Anyway, I am not giving up. That I know. Because for one thing, I cannot believe it is only a fantasy that there will be an audience. I believe there is a hope, a possibility, a chance that I will get where I long to be - to be heard by enough people to feel satisfaction.

I also know I have probably said something very simiar earlier, when I was just starting to put the site on the web. Right now, all these thoughts are sweeping through me again.

As always, welcome into my world.

signed,

Elsa

SEPTEMBER 3, 2006

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Fantasy Time - The Dream of the Big Audience.
Elsas Creativity Blog explores what keeps creative people -
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elsas creativity blog
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elsas creativity blog
is not a hop and stop
     tip top mop shop pop drop
elsas creativity blog
     is elsas creativity blog
     is elsas creativity blog

but what is elsas creativity blog?

elsas creativity blog
     is stop and start
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       doing
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                    elsas creativity blog
                    elsas creativity blog
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                 log
                 fog
                 smog
                 groggy old nodding off creativity blob
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         ever making up stuff
                 elsas creativity blog

elsas creativity blog -
     a short stop to bring you along
                           as I'm making up the site
                           feeling my way
                           like a jungle explorer
                           creepers and crawlers every which way
                           how to get through the day?
                           I couldn't say
that's elsas creativity blog

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where des it go?
elsas creativity blog doesn't know

it records the words elsa writes
it stays the course
it blogs all night
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                  over muddles
                  over huddles
                           of word lugging trouble
                  over word puddles
                  and into word puddles

elsas creativity blog
         elsas creativity blog
                  elsas creativity blog
                      is a blog by elsa
                            on creative endeavors
                      is elsa's trying
                            once more vying
                                   to reach the world
                                        let words unfurl
                                        let them rumble
                                        let them blog into the sunset
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                                              down the dale
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                       is a faithful old horse
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                         it blop blop blogs
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                                     stopping now and then in its course
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 Elsa Schieder
                                                                                      July 9, 2006
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A note for those of you who, like me, care that I sometimes write "Elsas creativity blog" and sometimes "Elsa's creativity blog." I prefer to use "Elsa's" - this is the grammatically correct spelling. But there are rules of the web. One rule: there are places where one can't use apostrophes. Another rule: one is supposed, at specific times, to use the spelling identical to the place where one can't use apostrophes.

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