For more than four years I’ve blogged here about the “challenges and rewards of living an art-committed life,” as the mini-bio to the right says. I launched this blog in part to keep me honest, to ensure I wouldn’t once again stray from the creative path. A question I’ve been asking myself this winter, as I struggled through a creative dark patch, is this: Can you truly say you’re living an art-committed life if you’re not spending a lot of time creating art? Or, more narrowly, can you call yourself a creative writer if you’re not writing creatively?
I explore this question in a guest post for memoirist and essayist Melissa Cronin. In it we meet again some of the artists I interviewed in my cross-country road trip in Committed: A Memoir of the Artist’s Road, as I am still learning from those encounters. I hope to see you over at Melissa’s blog!