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

 

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June 27 and 28, 2017-The limit of our language is the limit of our world

Hello June,

yes, I read a philosopher who said that: the limit of our language, is the limit of our world. Isn’t that food for thought?

So, how can I expand my language, my vocabulary, my means of expression?

Poetry is one way: both writing and reading poetry.

Doing poetry, being poetry,

words, expressions, let’s use as many tools and let’s change them so that they become and we transform ourselves in the process!

 

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June 26, 2017- Motivation-third week and focus on finishing

Hello June,

I don’t know if my morning posts become sleepier, but in any case this is very possible as I get up between 6.00 and 7.00.

Looking back at the last two weeks I think: how do I know I am heading in the right direction?

Is ‘this’ what makes me passionate?

Can I combine my loves in creative and different ways?

To begin with, I am putting together an art exhibit next week and there is preparation for it.

Another objective is to advance in two short stories which have been there for a while without having put the final word.

They need to go out and start getting feedback.

Not one day.

This week 🙂

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/10-essential-tips-to-finish-what-you-start.html

June 20, 2017- Keeping the compass -Focus to our North Star

Hello June,

how do I keep my compass with me everyday, in a way I am focused on whatever I have in mind to accomplish?

Little or big things happen, change arrives and it is good.

We change our values and preferences with time, and our friends, as I just read.

But is there something that is constant?

And if yes, how do I keep my eyes on it?

Where my North Star is?

How do I switch from a feeling of being guilty for not being perfect to acknowledging my strengths and going forward?

I sometimes take it on me I haven’t accomplished this and that; if i find resistance, is there a way to change something so that I go with the flow?

Probably, feeling guilty is taking my gaze away from the North Star.

It is irrelevant.

Am I doing what is best?

I am doing my best for the day.

I promise that.

And doing that is already great.

How about issues that seem to be obstacles?

If I face the North Star, I will find my way around them 😉

June 14, 2017- Asking for feedback

June hello,

recentering is quiet a thing, it happens with Googlemaps when you walk somewhere and you are out of track; so how do I do it?

Now, the objective here is to find the best place in the world for my objective.

Someplace I can continue growing.

And where I have the means to do it.

Somewhere I feel good.

And others feel good about it too.

So?

Well, I can apply for jobs here and there.

But I realise I need to publish more.

It is probably best to have some things out than wait for the perfect text.

So let’s get myself out there!

http://www.flowmotioncafe.com/the-power-of-requesting-feedback/

 

June 8, 2017- alarm snooze at 4.00 in the morning

Hello June,

I set the alarm at 4.00 in the morning instead of 6.00 I meant to wake up and I ended up at 7.00; in any case, I am happy with that.

The good thing, I am much more awake at 9.00 than in the previous days, and writing. This is great I would say.

I am checking again my short story and try to refocus my strategy after a double no from two job applications.

I didn’t have my heart to it. Some haters from the Parisian world were there.

So, where to?

To my next adventure!

June 7, 2017- Waking up one hour earlier-writing challenge

Yes June,

I am comitting to wake up an hour earlier and get to work an hour earlier also. I have been a night howl but I will check this out to see how it works.

Today I kind of succeeded but my brain is still asleep at 9.00 even if I was up at 7.00 in the morning. Not to mention the time to find simple things as my shoes and bag.

But here I am, writing.

And re-reading my short-story.

 

February 19, 2017-A place to write on a Sunday afternoon in London

Hello February,

I thought it would be ok to take my computer and go work at a Soho café on Sunday. Well, it was nice to change neighborhood and to see new people, but as for working, I should probably forget it.

It was small and crowded, with great coffee, though.

I even tried two or three others in the area, packed with people having the same idea.

What do I exactly look for?

A comfortable café with a lot of space, half filled customers. So that you can amuse yourself with other people but they aren’t too many and noisy to completely distract you from whatever you are doing.

A place which is not a well-known chain but something more personalised.

So I went to the Foyle’s café on the 5th floor of the homonymous bookstore.

 

 

October 27, 2016: Quantum leap again! 30 day Lady-Bug challenge

Hello October,

I have observed a lady-bug this weekend and I might need both your help and hers: I need a major breakthrough and I feel that I have been stagnating for a while. The part-time job I have taken over is taking more than part of my time and writing a new book has been delayed.

And what is more, I faced challenges from my new boss and clients.

How can I turn the situation around?

By focusing on what is really important to me?

Writing, publishing!

I have had a kind of inhibition as a writer because I didn’t try to publish a lot of my work from fear of criticism.

Now, it is time to act.

So I start by checking out potential publishing houses.

Yes, I know I can also self-publish.

But I could at least sent my work before.

And also, 3 hours a day writing challenge.

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June 5 and 6 2016: take your passion and make it happen ;-)

Hello there, June,

I am still in front of my desk with my eyes kind of aching after all these words I have been reading, writing, erasing, rewriting.

Actually I admit I have a publishing fear: I am writing, and then I don’t really show my work to the publishers I could have. Especially in the world contacted. Especially when it comes to writing a project for my other activity, the artistic project organization, I seem to feel overwhelmed: I still have on my mind the words of my critics, it doesn’t make sense, it is not well written, it is … not publishable for the brochure of the exhibition… you’d better stick to contact the catering… who do you think you are, the curator?

Just to make a long story short.

The thing is, I have dared to publish a book. But I went to find a publisher in my French village, probably hoping no one will find about it.

At least none of my Parisian, high brow critics.

I am a great performer, so I dare to explain things in meetings.

But when it comes to writing the text, there is something in the form that doesn’t fit the gallery’s standards.

I decided to change that.

I will sent as many projects as possible. They will wonder how on earth I found the time.

I sure must have a ghost-writer.

A slave I have seduced with my inhuman charm.

Or something of the kind;-)