Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Back to school | Back to work — New directions

The end of the school holidays signals time to re-motivate myself.

I am back to the 1 a.m starts. I know — are you crazy? I hear you say. But, I can assure you, it is the only way. If you really want something, you have to go for it. Find opportunity, not excuses. Do whatever it takes to ensure progress. Build momentum and let inertia carry you through.

Book two is fully outlined now and I am pretty happy with it. I guess the proof will be in the reading and what the readers think. I have had great reviews for The Elemental Cloudy, and I have even had some steady sales over the last few months. I just wish I could get the story into the hands of more people. But, that is the trick isn't it. Right now, I am lost in the noise with the other ten thousand writers.

I wasn't going to continue with this blog until I saw the numbers recently. Somehow I have had 300 hits since I checked many months ago. I don't know how you find me — but somehow, you get here and you read what I have to say.

So I had better start putting something more interesting up for you to read.

I'm not going to bother with the writing process anymore.... who cares about that?  Too many people are already doing that anyway. I suspect the end product is of more value to the reader anyway. Nothing new there. I can't talk about the new book too much. That would be spoiling it for you.

So, I have decided that I will write about is a concept in one of my earlier posts. Destinations of the Imaginaut.

Where one adventures into the depths of imagination, inspiration and intuition. Seeking the elusive mind spring that bubbles concepts which can then be bound into stories that inspire. It is these stories that become timeless and endure beyond our short lives.

You see, I meditate. There — I said it. I admit it... and... I do it a lot, although I like to call it Tuning. I find it  intrinsic to my writing process and it brings great value to the rest of my life. I have come to the definitive conclusion, that the source of creativity comes from the silence. The stillness within. And it can be found inside each and every one of us. You just have to stop and listen.

So that's the direction I'm going to take. Next time we speak...

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