Showing up…the key to my reinvention

man at MacBook laptop

Yes, while I, like a ‘few’ others, tend to procrastinate, I have been consistently showing up to my creative projects.

But I wanted to be more mindful about my work.

So I figured, why not issue myself a challenge?

I happened across this three-minute TED Talk on trying something new for 30 days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNP03fDSj1U

I shrank that to five days.

Why so few?

Four reasons:

  1. I just wanted to observe my process of mindful ‘showing up’–30 days would have been a drain.

    1. There are tons of anti-procrastination tips to try out, but I wanted to create my own, style them after my own inclinations.

  2. There’s no reason I couldn’t move beyond the original five-day target

  3. And, of course, I’m a wimp.

And so, here is Lesson 1 from my challenge…


National Novel Writing Month update: I won’t make the 50,000 word goal, but I’ve accomplished what I wanted. I’ve spent ‘quality’ time [i.e. good focused effort] on two writing projects.

Another creative reinvention project

National Novel Writing Month

Sometimes, you just need to lay down an insane, ‘stretch-yourself-beyond-comfort’ challenge.

Writers: It’s not too late. Join me. https://www.nanowrimo.org/

And hey, even if you crank out 20,000 words, that’s probably tons more than you had planned for this month.

This is an offshoot of my self-imposed ‘showing up’ challenge from three weeks ago. More on that later.

https://inventwithwords.com/2019/11/04/i-should-be-writing-duuuhhh-i-am-writing/

Retirement Weekend: Canine censorship and college football

Probably not a headline you run across all that often…

Buddy and MacBook 2JPG

Been busy with this latest venture into ‘something new’:

https://inventwithwords.com/2018/10/27/the-journey-to-a-50000-word-novel/

There HAVE been obstacles:

https://inventwithwords.com/2018/11/04/national-novel-writing-month-day-4-the-struggle-is-real/

Am thankful I have my ‘retirement hours’ for what now feels like more of a challenge than I intended. [Note: I AM typing this one-handed.]