Knox McCoy is a man of varied interests! We talked about writing and publishing and podcasting and video production…oh, and horses with swords on their foreheads. That are not unicorns. Because unicorns are evil.
And also, I just liked listening to his voice because I totally crush on it. Isn’t it lovely? *sigh*
I’m sorry, what were we talking about?
0:00 ~ my name is Knox McCoy…
2:00 ~ freelance writer.
6:05 ~ not a bad but: writing humor
10:00 ~ cracking the code of self-publishing
15:10 ~ the Knox voice (podcasting!)
19:20 ~ For Love! (it’s all about The Bachelorette)
24:00 ~ Swordhorse Studios
30:00 ~ new and renewed projects
I loved this chat. I was so unprepared, my first question was “Ricky is nice”. But the magical Ricky kept the conversation flowing! We talked about fatherhood, being a blogger vs a writer, his work-in-progress and our fear of failure. And then he did a magic trick.
I’m still trying to figure it out.
0:00 ~ Who is this?
6:30 ~ fatherhood
9:50 ~ “I’m a blogger, not a writer”
14:45 ~ the fear of failure
18:30 ~ Changeup (which I keep calling “The” Changeup)
25:10 ~ computer stuff
28:10 ~ Ricky does magic
My mother says we all have a list. It contains people who need us at some point, in some way.
We may not realize our role in another’s life, until retrospect sneaks in. An innocent gesture turned instrumental move can take on value to someone in need. We are Good Samaritans, unaware; the human equivalent of chicken soup.
Clarity, now sunken in, has thrust the truth that I, too, am list-worthy.
I was talking to my friend Mark about not blogging for so long, and he told me “Just f*cking do it!” So are you happy now, Mark?
But he was right, and actually, this makes me happy. Just being here, typing this now, I feel excited and full of ideas and desire to write and write and write.
So why wasn’t I writing all along?
It’s been months, practically a year, since I wrote on a regular basis. I sometimes missed it, but not much. Same with the photography – I think I posted one picture this year. Almost the same with the podcast – a little spurt and then I was done.
In an interview I did last year, Asia Nelson said she was multi-passionate. I’d never heard that before, but that’s definitely me. I am not particularly great at any one thing, but I am a little good at a few different things.
Which is fine, and even great. But also not great. My passions flow through me in a cyclical pattern, burning bright then burning out then eventually coming back around with that fire again. I put a lot of creative and emotional (and physical) energy into one thing until I am burned out and have nothing left.
But that is just my personality too – I give all of myself over to a project, and at some point you have nothing left in the tank.
I didn’t feel that burning desire to come back to blogging; it was more like a little ember. But just being here is like kindling. We’ll see what develops. 🙂
What is your passion?
Is it self-sustainable, or does that flame burn out from time to time?