|Photo compliments of Jon Spence|
"...A B C Easy as 1 2 3"--Michael Jackson
Pssst. Yes, you, over there. There is something I want to tell you.
I've been putting off writing.
I have made a million and one excuses why I shouldn't write; I've told myself things like give it up, you'll never make it, but I'm back. It's hard reeling all those flying monkeys back in after they get loose. I'm just saying.
Now comes the task of putting pen to paper.
For me to make this happen, I must s-l-o-w down my thought processes. When I haven't written for awhile, I'm like some speeding Edsel rounding a bend in the road. I need to tap the brakes.
I practice s-l-o-w eating; s-l-o-w dish washing. I brush my teeth and wash my face s-l-o-w.
I turn my brain to the s-l-o-w setting.
After that, it's stick butt in chair, put pen to paper and write something. As Michael Jackson says, "ABC, easy as 123."
How about you? What methods get your creative juices flowing?
"Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment...intention and desire in the field of pure potentiality have infinite organizing power. And when we introduce an intention in the fertile ground of pure potentiality, we put this infinite organizing power to work for us."--Deepak Chopra
"There isn't a writer who gets an editor to consider his work or, better yet, a real live publishing contract from a press, who doesn't fantasize that his work might take the world by storm."--Betsy Lerner