Happy 2023! I hope everyone had a great holiday season and gave themselves some solid writing, reading, or other creative goals for the New Year.
Starting this week, I will post on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the rest of the year.
So, let’s get started!
Creativity. For some people, it flows out of them like water over Niagara Falls. But even the most prolific creatives among us had to start from square one of their creative journeys.
They all had a Day Zero.
We’ve all been there. You may be there right now, deciding to work on your creative side this year by sitting down at a computer or with pen and paper to start your journey.
Whether you churn out novels as fast as James Patterson or you’re still outlining your first story, the concept of creativity is a free and consistently renewable resource.
And we all have the power to access it 24/7, 365 days a year.
Creativity begins with you. It starts with the ideas inside your mind and imagination, which are available to you without a monthly subscription or annual renewal notices.
Yes, creativity takes time, takes effort, takes energy. Still, the overarching results of tapping into your creative side to write, paint, perform, or sculpt can pay out much more significant benefits in the long run.
We think. We overthink, and we agonize and worry. We look at published novels and finished films and panic that we’ll never be at that level. But even those projects started with a free spark of creativity. A moment where someone said to themselves: “What If….”
Tonight, write something down. An idea that’s been racing around your brain like a caffeinated hamster. A creative endeavor you want to pursue in 2023 that you know you can accomplish if you dig in and focus on what needs to be done.
You have the power, the ability, and the freedom to create, and all it takes is a visit to the Free Library of Creativity inside your imagination.
Make it happen.
Happy Writing, and I’ll see you next time!
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Great way to begin 2023! Happy New Year!