Long ago, I learned that I need to make a ritual of my commitments. I need to make them real, rather than just saying them out loud.
The following Writing for Resilience workshop, co-facilitated with my friend and colleague, Kate Thompson, offers a three-part writing exercise to help build resilience in challenging times.
“I published my first novel, The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly Straight, three years ago via Amazon’s KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing), as a digital book. All books I read these days are in digital format, since I travel a lot for work and appreciate the ease of downloading and transporting. It just made sense to publish the novel as an e-book.
There is a difference between trying to be original and allowing ourselves to be authentic.
In Leslie Keenan’s clarifying, You Can Complete That Book, she offers five danger signs that the critic is in charge. She is speaking here to writers who are fairly far along in their process and are beginning to look ahead to having a completed work. As she writes, “let’s investigate how you can tell whether this voice is the critic or your editing self. How can you recognize which voice it is?