The Warrior Creator or how to be relaxed and productive in the middle of a storm

Hello November,

this inspiring post of David Rogers on  The Warrior Creator

is the best way to start the weekend!

Relaxed and busy, how to stay focused on our work even if there is a storm outside.

So I am ready to put to use David’s advice, and be productive and relaxed way:

there is a short story I want to submit this weekend, and my NaNoWriMo novel is advancing, even a few lines a day.

I don’t need to look at the end, I just focus on the next steps.

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November 17, 2017- Produce our best work: asking for feedback, not validation

Hello November,

how do we produce our best work?

I heard a speaker on the importance of combining talents and passions: in other words, not only do what we love, but also, use our talents, what we are good at in the process.

If becoming an astronaut looks good, do I really want to hang from the ceiling like this?

But again, what if I love the result and then I can learn to like or to get over certain inconveniences?

Is it a luxury to think about these issues when we don’t have enough to go around the next day?

No, it isn’t.

Long term thinking, is very important. Daily.

I can see that, because I have everyday practical questions to deal with.

But somehow, it feels that I need to focus on the long-term.

And then, only then, look into my everyday questions.

Writing, is my soul’s desire.

Some of the process has become less spontaneous, due to rejections I had from some publishers.

But is there another reason?

Do I expect validation from others for my work?

Feedback is important, but feedback and validation are two different things.

It’s also up to us to discriminate who is capable of giving good feedback.

If not, it is as if you are a goat and you ask the wolf to become your baby’s godfather.

Think about it twice

 

http://www.wideopenpets.com/10-baby-goat-names-new-farm-friend/

November 16, 2017- Birthday updates and Publishing

Hello November, Birthday month,

birthdays are like mini new year-eves, am I on a good path, where did I come from and where am I going? What do I aim for?

Is it happiness?

Abundance?

Health?

Love and family?

And all these considerations with huge amounts of chocolate.

A way to see where we stand, is to ask other people around us.

I have identified a fear of publishing and of sending my work to editors, from an apprehension it might not be accepted.

This will not do.

So, apart from writing every day, finishing work already done and sending it to publishers is a MUST.

November 7, 2017- Getting energised when you want to stay under the duvet

Hello November,

this coffee shop looks like an airport with all these people crossing here and there.

So, let’s say that I wake up with a headache and morning walk, or anything of the kind is not working.

Ok, I wanted to wake up early, it didn’t work.

Then, I suggest not to insist.

At least I don’t have any meetings today, and I can work from home, or rest.

How about showing myself some respect and taking it easy.

Let’s give oneself a break, and do something different, read something different, let our mind wander, no matter what.

It feels like I need a change of perspective.

I already started working on the novel, so this is great already.

https://www.wikihow.com/Get-Energized

November 3, 2017- Fear of publishing and NaNoWriMo to face it

Hello November,

I just singed up in National November Writing Month, and it feels so great to announce a novel in a month! Since I have identified the fear of publishing as one of my biggest ones, let’s see how it goes now that I have taken this step.

So, my novel is starting, a sequel to a previous one, and let’s see how it goes!

I already have a title and I am to write every day. One Month, One Novel.

https://academichelp.net/creative-writing/novel.html

November 2, 2017- Flourish in November: Writing Month!

Hello November,

yes, I know this is the time for the leaves to fall down as winter is coming… but couldn’t we flourish as humans despite this fact?

How can this be possible?

Here is a great idea: November, is a writing month. So, let’s put oneself into this novel again!

https://nanowrimo.org

 

October 10, 2017- Decide, Design and DO!

Hello October,

So how do we decide to act, or to be happy, or to get something done? Maybe by being honest with ourselves, for example, do we REALLY want to go to this place, or become a world champion?

If it is a serious decision, coming from deep inside and not a temporary desire, we will cut down this achievement into baby steps.

And we will not bother with the question: am I good enough, is it too ambitious, etc.

So Second step, DESIGN our baby steps, by reading, asking people who have already been there. Not our friends who might not have a clue.

Third, we DO.

How do we pay attention to what we are doing?

By starting right away with a baby step.

An apparently, doing something to help someone else could also be good for us and for our project.

NOW!

October 5, 2017- Sens of purpose day

Hello October,

when the going gets tough, the tough get going… a wise person has said… so what makes us go?

I have a project, an idea, I think it is important to share it, in the best conditions… I am confident that it’s going to add something to other people’s lives. Some might find it strange.

So, how do I go about it?

Enter the arena you shy away from is an advise.

Ok, this arena might be people who doubt me.

Instead of trying at my level, I might change level and setting.

A different type of gallery, in another setting.

Let’s give it a try.

July 7, 2017- Inspiration from Edinburgh and J.K. Rowlling

Hello July,

here I am again! It has been a week I went to Edinburgh for an artistic project that went well. Among other things, such as the Edinburgh castle, I visited the Elephant House, one of the cafés which pride themselves to be associated to Harry Potter’s creator, J.K. Rowling.

It felt inspiring to be there with all those elephants and imagine the famous -now- author being immersed on her writing with a cup of coffee. Isn’t this lady an inspiration? Apparently she tried to make this coffee last as much as possible to stay the longer possible.

Because let’s face it, cafés are good for writers, they get to be in and outside their bubble.

In this way, inspiration comes;-)

 

http://www.elephanthouse.biz/index.html

 

June 21, 2017-Moving forward

Hello June,

how do we move forward? Is for example moving forward going towards New York or California? Just to take an example.

Is moving forward going North or South?

It all depends on the objective, no?

But is the destination that counts or the fact that we move?

It seems like moving is important.

Towards a goal.

If you have lived all your life in Paris, maybe it’s good to see something else.

Despite the fact that half of the world’s population dreams to get there.

If you are born in New York you need to get out of there also.

I don’t use examples from other places, which could be just wonderful or horrible for different reasons.

And stability?

Do we have to travel around the world then?

I guess that moving from the couch to the desk we are writing is a huge move for someone who travels in thought 🙂

voyager en pensée

https://wisatahiburan.com/travelling-with-kids-tips-for-enjoyable-and-fun-trips/