The Writing Life — Your Best Writing Self

I know I’ve been a bit quiet lately with this column. That’s because I’ve been in a place of exploration with how I can best show up each day in my writing (actually in all phases of my life and business but for this column we’re talking about writing).PenInk_150

And, oddly enough (or maybe not so oddly) even though I am a writer, writing about it didn’t feel right. I felt like I needed to be IN the process, rather than outside and observing the process. (Because no matter how deep a piece of writing can feel and be, you still need a certain level of objectivity just to discover the words to describe it.)

So what I’ve focused on is the actual writing. I’ve been working on my new novel (gasp!) and my next business book. And, it’s actually been coming along really well.

In fact, what’s been happening is something I NEVER thought was possible. Working on my novel has totally opened up all my writing. I’m more creative, I have more energy to write, everything is flowing smoothly and effortlessly. If I had know this would happen I may have started playing around with a novel a long time ago. (But, of course, PLAYING is the operative word. I’ve taken away all the pressure around writing a novel — I’m just having fun and if I create something I want to publish, great, but if I don’t, that’s okay too because the most important thing is I’m having FUN. Which is my 2015 theme.)

So, now I feel like I can add back the blogging and will be able to finally balance all the different writing projects.

Now, I say that and I’m already hesitant. What if I can’t? What if I fall down? What will I do?

But, then I take a deep breath and keep writing. If I fall down, I get back up. Just as long as I keep writing, all will be well.

Until next time.

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