I have no idea what I am doing.
The cursor blinks on the digital piece of paper, a constant reminder that my brain and heart is empty. Blink, blink, blink, the words of truth and ultimate enlightenment fail to fall from my mind. To jump start my mind, to find some form of inspiration, I read Joesph Conrad’s short story Youth.
While I haven’t found inspiration, I have enjoyed his collected works of short stories. I believe the reason I have enjoyed Conrad’s stories is because he had experience as a sailor. It is along the same lines as to why I enjoy Louis L’Amour. Their work comes off as believable because they both had experience in what they wrote.
I am now on the short story, Heart of Darkness. It is interesting how Conrad uses a singular character to tell the story. His settings are so believable I become lost in the story.
While I am enjoying the stories, I still haven’t found inspiration. So, now I am watching NCIS: LA searching for it. Maybe it will come to me in the back and forth conversations of Sam and Callen. Probably not, but it can’t hurt to try.