It's what I should be doing more often. But more often than not, it's not what I do. And when I finally decide that I better do it, I backspace, delete, reword, and edit constantly. I find myself editing even before I get the original thought out in one sentence. Sometimes I wonder if it's worth the effort. But if there's no effort put into it, then no, it's not. Why should writing take any effort at all? You'd think it'd be one of the least effortless things you could do. Maybe I should read more and see if that helps me write more.
I'm reading a book about Tony Rice now, a bluegrass guitarist, one of the greats. I'm friends with him on Facebook but he's never interacted with me. I'm not sure it was really him who actually approved my initial request. I suppose it doesn't really matter if he interacts with me or not, it'd be neat if he did though. I've known of his music for many years, saw him at a bluegrass festival once or twice. He used to sing but only plays guitar now, he has a condition with his voice. In the book he says that he wore it out singing out of his range (high tenor). I saw him on TV recently, accepting some kind of bluegrass association award. He could barely talk. But then he made an announcement and said he was going to do one of the hardest things he's ever attempted - he started talking normally! It was a very special occasion for him because he said he wanted to inspire Alison Krauss, who was also struggling with voice problems.
I can only imagine how it might feel if you're a singer and you lose your ability to sing. Or perhaps even talk. I'm a guitarist in a working band and lately I've been experiencing some pain in my left arm and hand. What would I do without it? That's a very sobering thought so I try not to dwell on it for too long. Tony Rice said he never wanted to be a singer anyway and much rather prefers to play his guitar. He has that option. Me? I can't sing so I have no option other than to play guitar. If I lose the use of my left arm for playing the guitar, would it also affect my ability to type with my left hand? I think you can write or type with only one hand, but I've never seen a one-armed guitarist.