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My blog has been delinquent so long that I feel like I am meeting it again for the first time. The question is: Why have I neglected posting for so long. Here’s the answer: NOISE. In the midst of all the noise, I have become less and less driven by a reason to create. It is difficult to spend up to a year on a project and release it to the world only to hear a thudding sound.

As a creator (actually as a human being) my mind is full of a constant onslaught of challenges. I have decided to use my blog as a place to post a log of my creative struggles and triumphs. In the future, you can expect a series of more honest, more frequent posts. They may seem fragmented, but that is because my mind functions like a fragmented mess.

I realize that this more personal approach to my blog doesn’t have the appeal of a slick, educational series of articles. Honestly, that’s not what I’m about anyways. So I’m tearing down the walls. And I plan to write about it.

I do suffer from a unrequited compulsion to create. And when I am not creating, I suffer from deep bouts of depression. Creativity, hence, acts like a monkey on my back. This doesn’t set me apart from anyone else in the world. We all have a monkey and it rides our shoulders with it’s crop and chattering shrills.

I guess I’m trying to dispel the whole emotionally struggling creator thing. I could just as easily be a struggling businessman, a struggling single parent, a struggling addict, a struggling millionaire, a struggling homeless man, or a struggling humanitarian (name your poison). Creativity for me is a bitter/sweet thing. I know that you have your bitter/sweet thing too and I am not going to discredit the trials of those around me by saying mine are somehow more profound than yours. It comes down to this: we all have our trials. You show me yours, I’ll show you mine.

Mine will be written here for all to read.

Craig Nybo
Craig Nybo

Craig Nybo writes novels, screenplays, and short stories. He also composes and records music. Craig lives in Kaysville, Utah with his lovely wife and children.

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