This morning, in an effort to find that peace, I decided to write a love letter to my novel. I know, I know. This is painfully cheesy. But you guys, it worked. Instead of feeling like my manuscript is a burden standing in the way of my happiness, I have this seed of warm love for the story, almost like it’s my own child, held in my hands.
Usually after I write an ultra vulnerable post, admitting all the things I’m struggling with, I wake up with a vulnerability hangover. Not today. I feel relief, like breathing is a little easier.
The biggest obstacle in a creative person’s life is how they view their art. Do you see it as a priority, or is it merely a hobby? If you’d like to find ways to add more creativity to your life in 2020, read this.
The New York Times recently published an article by author Benjamin Spall about the morning routines of successful people, which serves as a tease to his newest book, My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired. “Your morning routine helps to ground you, and using it thoughtfully will help to set the tone … Continue reading My morning routine: A peek into the first hour of my day
Things are different in my reality right now. Slower. Calmer. Happier. Make that immensely happier. You may have noticed I was going through a terrible time a few months back. Then you may have noticed how quiet I've been since. That's because this year of confidence has included a lot of change with it: 1. … Continue reading Finally, I can breathe
I'm in the final weeks of my 2nd semester of college, and it's kicking my butt. Any quality time I have to devote to something substantial is spent on studying and doing homework. The manuscripts I'd rather be editing are pushed to the side. The book ideas I want to write are put on hold. … Continue reading Being too busy to write, and why it’s ok (for a season)
Back in November, I battened down the hatches and cleared my schedule to take part in yet another NaNoWriMo. As you may remember, I really grappled with whether I would actually write a novel this year. I’d just started school, and it was taking up a good portion of my time. I eventually made a … Continue reading Two novels, four months. Here’s how.
Last week, I was honored to speak to a group of people from my church about Reclaim Your Creative Soul, the book I published earlier this year about making more time for creativity. I began by telling them about my journey toward that book, and then I shared a quick rundown of the necessary steps … Continue reading The story behind “Reclaim Your Creative Soul”
This week I was a guest on Culture Dept., a podcast that, in their words, "features interviews with artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs who share their insights on building a sustainable, contemporary creative life." Host Daedalus Howell and I discussed how to make creativity a huge part of one’s life, accomplishing creative goals even with a busy schedule … Continue reading Culture Dept. podcast: Reclaim Your Creative Soul