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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A Blog Tour - Navigating The Writing Path, From Start To Finish
Today I'm taking a creative diversion from my usual topics of discussion as I was invited by the lovely Asrael Zemenick, an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Karma Yoga Instructor and Jyotish Astrologer, to join a “Blog Tour” (sponsored by Sheri and Carly at IC Publishing- follow via #ICBlogTour). Until now I hadn't really thought too deeply about my writing process, so it's been an ideal opportunity for me to reflect on this. Here are my insights. How do you start your
writing projects - whether a post on my Blog or post on my FB business
page, are always prefaced by an urging from deep within, an intuitive ‘flash’, or a response to something
I’ve read or seen. At other times I’m inspired
by an article that I may have bookmarked for research purposes. As I’m passionate about sharing my
experiences, my ideas for creative and juicy ageing with other women, this is a motivating factor
for me to write.I am inclined to flow
from the academic aspect of self, to the intuitive self.I've also learned the hard way by not
attending to flashes of insight I receive when in bed just before sleep sets in!
I rarely think about writing – it’s a completely spontaneous occurrence. As my
livelihood does not depend on my writing, I can let go and allow whatever needs
to arise organically. When the flow begins, I start writing and pull in all
the bits that have been incubating in my subconscious.
How do you continue
your writing project?
year when I published an e-book I found I had to
discipline myself to just get it done! I
had already written most of the stories and needed just one more – so an incentive was beneficial to continue! I wanted to know how it would be received by
readers. For blog posts,I don’t tend to
push myself as I know it’ll come when the time is right.I've found that the weather does influence my
writing.I need to feel comfortable.The warmer weather seems to be more
conducive for my writing life, and I'm often given glimpses or ideas as I
commune with nature. When I'm in this space I seem to have a greater capacity to tune in.
How do you finish your
writing a blog post, I usually finish it in one sitting, as the topic
information has been in the gestation stage for some time. However, on a couple
of occasions I've prepared a draft and returned to it the next day or a few
days later when I felt an urge from my soul that I could press the send button! I usually get a sense that I'm done, when a settled
feeling arises within.
Include one challenge
or additional tip that our collective communities could help with or benefit
Aha...I've learned over the years to accept myself!That what I do is good enough, whether it is writing, a creative project,
or something else. The important thing is to let go, and take time off for creativity and
intuition to flow.As I write first for
myself,and then for other women who are
generally encouraging, my aim is to accept what flows onto the page, as what is
meant to. I'm fairly sure the word “perfection” left my
vocabulary a long time ago.