Monday, May 9, 2011
What do writing and shoes have in common?
I invite you to join me for your own soft loafers or sleek pumps, what ever works. The first step is to have a journal. It can be on your computer, a wire ring notebook or one you pick up specifically for the purpose. Writing goals makes things happen. It draws energy, and links your creative self, your mind, and purpose. When you put something into words, you've begun the blue-print for realization of your desire. This is true in every aspect of life, not just writing.
This week, start the journal. Since this blog focuses on writing, we'll assume you want to be a successful published author, and be happy doing it. That's my goal. Now for step one.
Dump the Junk.
List 25 things that suck your energy, things that don't work, need repair or annoy you. This includes people and relationships. Yes, the leaky faucet or negative critique group are affecting your writing. Stop and write the list.
Next, work on eliminating the biggest irritant. Sometimes this may take time and that's okay.
The important thing is movement. Ultimately, we want to eliminate as much as possible that stands in the way of the goal of being a happy published author. When we pick off one item, we go on to another. Journal how you feel and how clearing the junk affects your productivity and creativity.
I'll be sharing my progress next week. Please comment on your own success.