Here is what I am working on now… Saying what I need to say with consideration of the person listening or reading. Doing my best not to take up too much time and more importantly to give them something for their time. To edit what I say so it is clear and succinct. A waffly, … Continue reading Word-less
This is my fourth week of publishing on Wednesdays – my almost-first-month anniversary! Woo hoo! A thought came to mind as I finished last week’s post - it may not be 100% perfect, but it is 100% published! As James Victore says in his wonderful book Feck Perfuction: Should you strive for excellence? Of course. … Continue reading Four weeks in a row…
Every time I hit "Publish", I say to myself, I will write more. I will write weekly. Fortnightly. Ok – DEFINITELY monthly… The last time I published was in July. It is now September! What if I elevated writing to be as important as the other commitments, that I DO keep each week… Like the … Continue reading This is what I do on Wednesdays … starting today
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