Three posters I’ve added to my teacher project and to ednotions.com…
from Amy Ng of Pikaland
from Dan Goodwin’s Wakeful Ways at A Big Creative Yes
from Jacob Cass at Just Creative Design
This guest post by Katie Tallo of Momentum Gathering can be found at https://writetodone.com
She compiled these suggestions from a number of sources.
So it’s like this.
My friend from NY sent me a quick email telling me a classmate of ours from junior high had passed away…a year ago.
M was always a pretty happy-go-lucky guy and he was the same way as we went facemark-to-facemask in a junior college football game in 1972. And the same way as he served customers at his dad’s fish market and at the restaurant he started in the 80’s.
While I hadn’t seen him for decades, his passing hit me a little harder.
Maybe each succeeding loss of a contemporary does that now…but it was yet another reminder, a tug at my insides, with the familiar message…”What in God’s name are you waiting for? Get out there and make stuff!”
Yeah…it doesn’t have to be good—especially at first. It has to be done, so you have something to build on, a reference point.
And let’s all assume we’re not going to live forever, so it’s time to build some creative momentum.
It doesn’t have to be a leap. Even a step will do. But let’s aim together to be in a different place than we were the day before.
Feeling the need for simplicity and–sighhhh–a trip down memory lane, I called up an episode of Leave It to Beaver. [You do realize life was perfect back then.]
Beaver tells his family that he wants to be a writer.
Ward Cleaver (to Beaver): I think you should do what Somerset Maugham did.
Beaver: Was he a writer?
Wally: With a name like that what do you think he is? A linebacker for the Baltimore Colts?
Classic line, Wally.
Image credit: ABC Television [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
It’s been awhile.
I didn’t reach 50,000 words in National Novel Writing Month. I don’t care. It started me on a project that I’m sticking to.
I found the 50K goal to be more distracting that inspiring. And for some reason, it took me off my blogging game. Weird.
I won’t do another NANOWRIMO. This year’s effort took the fun out of writing. Kind of an opposite of the intended result. Shrug.
And part of me questioned the value of creating another tome that would–knowing me–just collect dust. [Maybe that was just a loser’s mentality…but it made sense to me.]
In the meantime, I’ll be revisiting some of my favorite blogs that I was following before. Hello, Virginia, Cristian, and Little Fears, among others.
But in the dark of winter, I might even stop in mid-sentence if I sense the approach of sunshine. Post-Christmas through mid-January…Not a favorite time, climate-wise.
Hey, I just hit over 110 words. Not bad. For me.
And over on retirerenew.com, I’m leaning on photos to build a little momentum.
Finally, I like this post entitled 5 Ways to Get Back to Blogging After a Long Break.