Katie Rox checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@katiesoftrox) on Tuesday (January 27), talking about how she’s been experiencing a creative block of late. The former Jakalope singer tells readers:
Sometimes I wake up in the morning, look at my guitar, and then ignore it and go get coffee. People say you shouldn’t do that if you want to succeed. That it takes 10,000 hours of practice to be a master. 1000 to be an expert. People say if you work every single day on something, you will be great. Where there is a will, there is a way. And I do believe that, I really do. And sometimes I live by that. And, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I wake up and I’m already defeated by myself. It can be as simple as hearing a great song that gets me in the mood to sing, write, play, book tours. Other times, it seems like nothing can. And at this moment… I don’t know what to do. I do have the live album that I can’t wait to get mixed so that I can share it. But I don’t know when that will be. I have some new songs that I recorded, but I don’t know yet if I want to release a full album, or singles. I just don’t know. And so I do nothing. I have reasoned with myself that that is ok, because it’s better to do nothing, than to keep going and go the wrong way because you didn’t map out where you wanted to go. Other people totally wing it and to them that’s half the fun. But right now, I’m doing nothing. The total opposite of 10,000 hours. Do you think they subtract hours from that?