Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash My friend Sue Heatherington, author of the inspiring book Quiet Disruptors and who also publishes daily on her blog, gave me this helpful suggestion regarding writing “… perhaps restart your practice by making baby steps. Just a paragraph a day, in SFD mode, to develop a rhythm”. Sue’s suggestion was the first … Continue reading A paragraph a day…
Last week the wonderful Dawn Kotzer, said this “The reality is, I do my art inside the wrinkles of time between other priorities of the day.” This wonderful statement - “wrinkles of time” has kicked ole “not enough time” and her mate “there’s no point starting”, off their perch. Moments between tasks have value. … Continue reading The wrinkles of time
I have just finished Feck Perfuction by James Victore. An inspiring, punchy and to the point book about doing creative work. It’s written in short chapter format with catchy headings like “Brave and scared shitless”, You ain’t weird, you’re free” and “Warrior not worrier”. He says this about perfectionism: “On its surface, perfectionism seems like … Continue reading Perf[u]ction!
I often struggle with the time it takes me to take an idea and form text around it. Text that I am happy with. Text that I am ready to publish. Recently I got exasperated by the process. WHY CAN'T I WRITE THIS? A revelation came to me that writing is like sculpting. An … Continue reading Writing is like sculpting