Yeaaah, my wife casually asked if she could see some of my recent work.
It was an off-the-cuff comment, by no means a ‘what on god’s green earth are you doing with all that spare time!!?’ request.
But it made me pause [something I’m skilled at] and think [a skill I haven’t yet mastered].
Conclusion: Yep, it’s probably a good thing for me to check in with my work… myself, actually.
And so I pieced together a two-minute jigsaw of my various projects…
An excerpt from James Clear’s newsletter today:
Your 1st blog post will be bad, but your 1000th will be great.
Your 1st workout will be weak, but your 1000th will be strong.
Your 1st meditation will be scattered, but your 1000th will be focused.
Put in your reps.
And an article on…
A reminder to readers: This blog isn’t about my preaching to you as much as it is about me getting myself moving in the right direction.
My next post: My wife asks to see some of my recent work…Uh-ohhhh. How do I package all these various creative ventures…and misadventures?
Greetings fellow creators.
The title of this piece says it all.
Author and artist Malaka Gharib shares these tips:
Set an Extremely Tight Deadline She suggests a word count or a time limit.
Take Advantage of How Little Time You Have.
When You Don’t Know Where to Start, Look Around. Okay, go ahead, call it ‘eavesdropping’ or ‘spying’. Hey, no malice intended. You’re just trying to be an artist!
Draw On Your Memories (Or Just Draw Your Memories) Think of how evocative the old family album can be. Tap the power of those photos in your mind.
“Rather than trying to reinvent the wheel,
build on to that which is already excellent.”
― Auliq Ice
Here is another person’s look at creative reinvention.
Creative retirees, if you’re into writing and need a little boost to get your projects going, and keep them going, take a look at this short component of my prewriting course.