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Happy Wednesday Writers!
How are you doing? I'm doing amazing and guess what? I have NO INTERNET THIS WEEK and it feels great.
At first I was like, "omg, what will I do without internet?" and then, I decided to embrace it. I still have my smart phone after all! LOL
This got me to thinking about how good it feels to disconnect sometimes. When I was traveling once a month to writing conferences I always loved the time up in the air away from all the noise of real life, thousands of emails coming in, social media (which I love but can also be emotionally draining), and life all around me. It's nearly impossible to not check emails or social media when on the computer. When I'm on a plane I never use the WiFi and I just relax---yup, even when it's bumpy!!
These days we can't travel, or at least we shouldn't until this virus is under control so there is no way to escape except just doing it for ourselves.
Let me tell you, it feels great. I have no idea what...
Hello Writers! It's Wednesday and today I am writing about this notion that we creatives group up with.
"I'm BROKE" we repeat it so much that it becomes our reality and everyone expects it to be true so there is no shame because we are "creatives" right?
No, that is bullshit!
Seriously, you can be a creative who isn't broke and I don't mean by being famous.
Trust me on that one.
I am a creative person. I started my life wanting to be an actress and I did it for many years. Am I famous? No, but I did it and I worked ALL THE TIME but because I haven't stared aside Meryl or Tom Cruise or Al Pacino or anyone super famous people look in and assume I'm a nobody. It's ridiculous.
If you are an actor/actress go look at the IMDB for any of your favorite sidekicks and see how they have been in hundreds of things. Now if someone works on stage they don't always even have that huge IMBD.
That doesn't mean they don't have money.
As a writer? It's...
Despite the situation, I am finding things to celebrate.
1. Elizabeth Warren officially backs Joe Biden
2. My health insurance is offering FREE treatment for CV19 (as long as you are up to date on payments)
3. I still have a job, food in the flat, TP
4. My hubby & I are healthy
5. My dog is adorable
6. The air is super clean outside
7. The sun is shining
8. and, ALL OF YOU!
It's hard to stay positive when every second of the news is bad---see my earlier post--but we can do it, we just have to look for the good instead of focusing on the bad.
I'm not an expert in mind-shift but that's what it is, shift your thinking and you will find happiness even in dark times.
Today these things all made me smile and so I'm focusing on them instead of all the scary stuff.
As well, I'm working hard in my business to bring YOU what you need to be HAPPY, SUCCESSFUL, & HAVE MONEY! How does that sound?
If you don't want to download anything but would like to get on...
Hello friends, as many of you know I have been blogging for a super long time, but I wanted to connect my blog with my course website to bring you lots of great articles and videos just for swinging by.
Since this one is my first on this site, it's short because I want to make sure that it's working.
If there is anything specific you want me to cover about writing, storytelling (in any medium), illustration, blogging, social media, query letters, etc..you get the idea, if you want me to blog about it, let me know! :)