Losing Myself in a Creative Project

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou We’re back from vacation and I’m keeping the promise to myself to work on my novel before I do any other work. I know, it’s only a few days, but today when the timer went off, I didn’t wantContinue reading “Losing Myself in a Creative Project”

Woes and Rewards of Writing

“Honesty is your innate ability to stand completely exposed, allowing the world to do what it may and say what it will so that you may know who you are beyond the realm of ideas.” ~ Matt Kahn, Whatever Arises, Love That. “When I run after what I think I want, my days are aContinue reading “Woes and Rewards of Writing”

The Blessing of Patience

“The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest For the source of his being.” ~ Dag Hammarskjöld “Imagination is what is there after you know everything; without knowledge, one’s imagination may be too thin – lacking in strength and too fragile to buildContinue reading “The Blessing of Patience”

The Value of a True Friend

“Colleagues are a wonderful thing – but mentors, that’s where the real work gets done.” ~ Junot Diaz “True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.” ~ Henry David Thoreau “I define friendship as a bond that transcends all barriers. When you are ready to expect anything and everythingContinue reading “The Value of a True Friend”

How Do You Know When It’s Finished?

“The creative process is not like a situation where you get struck by a single lighting bolt. You have ongoing discoveries, and there’s ongoing creative revelations. Yes, it’s really helpful to be marching toward a specific destination, but, along the way, you must allow yourself room for your ideas to blossom, take root, and grow.”Continue reading “How Do You Know When It’s Finished?”