Staying inspired...

I am waiting. And for those of you who read this blog regularly, you know that waiting is not something that I do well. I like my projects! I like to be busy, and I need to have something to work on. Luckily for me, I am starting to collaborate on a super cool new project that combines all the things I love, great story, great writing, great visual art. It is early days and it is a passion project, so we are doing it for the love of creating.

Like any artist, I think that writers need to stretch themselves in order to grow. I know that with my last novel, I stretched myself by writing in a way that I hadn't before; a first person point of view, a complicated narrative, plots and secrets that involved many generations, over many countries. It was the most difficult thing that I had ever written, and I felt such a feeling of accomplishment as a result.

Now that I have rested and relaxed and renovated as much as humanly possible, I think I will look for more ways to stretch my writing skills. A screenplay? A collection of essays? An outline for a new novel? Knowing me...all 3...and maybe a little gardening too.

What about you? How do you stretch your artistic self?

1 comment:

lynn @ the actors diet said...

i did the artist's way years ago and even though i didn't really love it, i still journal and take myself out on "artist's dates" occasionally. doing things alone like going to museums and movies (and even a nice meal) makes me feel more creative!

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