So, my writing friends. I’m sure you’ve been in this situation before, so I will explain my dilemma, and you tell me what works for you. Okay? Over the summer, I fell in love with blogging and found more content than I could possibly get on a blog. My heart was on a high, my creativity flourished, my writing world was filled with wonder. And then…reality hit and I had to go back to school. I became absorbed in that world because that’s what my students deserved. However, any writer/artist knows, that when your world is filled with something else, especially work, the muse becomes elusive….creativity sometimes is dried up.
My New Year’s goal was just get bottom in seat. Because at least when I got my bottom in the seat something would happen. But hmmm…not so good. I feel like one of those capsules my little first graders get that are holding a mystery shrunken creature just waiting for some great water to pour on top and reveal what I am.
You can be my water!
YOUR TURN: When you find yourself stuck, what do you write about? How do you get your creative juices flowing? Do you go to a book and answer random questions? Do you start random challenges?
IF YOU AND I HAD COFFEE, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL ME?
What’s your formula? I’m all ears.
Happy Sunday my friends. Marie
A great blogging friend and supporter of writers is published!
Here’s to people’s dreams coming true! Here’s an excerpt of his book:
In EVERLASTING CRONIES you will enjoy a heart-warming, coming of age story about a trio of racially diverse boys who experience joy, loss, conflict, and redemption during the rural Louisiana summer of 1949. There is beauty, romance, and the racial animosity of the Deep South during that pivotal period. Ample local color, the ghost of the old mule jail, a snake dance, and a traditional Southern funeral, punctuate the drama that teaches the boys profitable life-lessons about faith, trust, loyalty and betrayal. This one unforgettable summer moves this threesome to the cusp of manhood and cements an enduring friendship.
Here’s a link: get to Amazon to get it.
Cheers to many more writing adventures & success for everyone.
Happy days. Marie
Every year I choose one word to guide me throughout the year. It’s easier to remember one word than a slew of resolutions that I will probably break. With age, comes wisdom. Don’t get me wrong, I still set goals in each of the categories, family, career, health, etc., but the one word gives me a more centralized focus. I’m more apt to make my goals if I am specific, clear and realistic. I like moving forward; and this provides the perfect opportunity for me.
My word this year is GRATITUDE. I have been given so much. I must never forget that I have been blessed beyond measure, and that when something doesn’t go well, it’s a minor bump.
In my classroom, we have two days a week where we pick a word to focus on for the day. What’s nice about this is that it does keep goals clear for the kids. They are only 7, but they can remember words like respect and responsible and caring and outstanding. What if everything I did in my day was OUTSTANDING? Can you imagine the day you would have?
I passed by a quote the other day, I wish I would have written it down or gotten the author’s name, but it was something like this: Live as if everything is rigged in your favor. How positive is that?
And now, if every day is lived in pure Gratitude, anything new that I receive will be like frosting, right?
Happy New Year my dear friends, and may your day be filled with much joy and exciting adventures!