I stumbled upon some new (to me) remote job search sites. So I started looking. I think it would be nice to have another revenue stream that doesn't revolve around getting more therapy clients. And wouldn't it be nice to flex some other muscles, to remind myself that I'm more than a helping professional? To... Continue Reading →
I'm truly amazed at how often you bloggers out there blog. Monthly, biweekly, even weekly! How do you do it? How do you always have something to say? If I don't, does that mean I'm uninspired/ing? Meh. I choose not to berate myself like that. Hasn't helped me before. But I'm still impressed with those... Continue Reading →
I find it hard to update here when I'm working on my novel. So much of my energy is directed at just getting the words on the page. But I often have moments of wanting to talk about the process of writing, and this feels like the right place to do it. Especially if any... Continue Reading →
I've started at least 3 posts recently and can't finish/publish any of them. I think it's because I keep trying to write something reflective of a bigger picture. Meh. Instead, I'm going to just tell you what's been up. I've been writing A LOT, both personally and professionally. Great, right? I'm pretty excited. Elizabeth Gilbert's... Continue Reading →
I started this blog to motivate myself to write about the things that inspire me. I haven’t posted since October. I assure you this does not mean I have lacked inspiration or that the world has ceased to entertain and enlighten me. It means creating the blog as a motivational tool has not been entirely... Continue Reading →
I am impressed with this very articulate and simple way of looking at creative process. I continue to encounter and identify my obstacles to creating a routine or habit. I think looking at my blog as a source of accountability will be a helpful antidote to my incredible aptitude for making excuses. One can hope anyway!
Sometimes creative angst gets the better of us. How often do you find yourself thinking “I don’t have enough time,” or “My work’s not good enough,” or “I’ll never reach my creative goals”? Here are four simple ways to avoid those minefields and stay focused on what really matters: your creative work.
1. Turn rejection into affirmation. With practice, you can reframe rejection so that it actually affirms your creativity, rather than causes injury. Here’s how. Simply put, you can’t get rejected if you haven’t had the courage to send your work out into the world. And you can’t send your work out into the world if you haven’t reached a level of completion and polish that makes you believe your work has legs. And your work can’t have legs if you haven’t put yourself at your desk or easel or studio bench and actually done the work, for however…
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I have started this blog as a way to tap into the creative spark I have avoided or even belittled for a long time now. I avoided because there was always something more important to do than be creative... I belittled because my creative spark could not possibly be valuable or interesting enough to attend to...... Continue Reading →