Synchronicity is happening again! Just after I posted below for a minute, I checked out Jamie Ridler's blog and found out her Wed Wishcasting is about "what do you wish to read".
Last Thursday I received the goodies I ordered from Amazon. Among them were three books on creativity written by Eric Maisel.
For me, learning to nurture and protect my creativity is as important as practicing writing. Creativity is like the raw energy which I use to fuel my writing passion. No stories could be written without the strong urges to create.
The first one I picked up to read is called "The Creativity Book: A Year’s Worth of Inspiration and Guidance." It consists of 52 weeks of reading and exercises. I just finished Week 1’s reading and I almost regret to get this book. The 1st exercise is to write 2500-words autobiography. It is as if I don’t have enough of writing projects, here comes another one. There is no set time to finish this short autobiography, the only thing Maisel require is that I commit to do it. Alright, that I could accept because it means I could write it next month or maybe next year.
I moved onto the next exercise which is to name five obstacles which prevent me from realizing my creative potential. This is like asking me to write down my fears in relation to my writing. My respond to this exercise:
"Hang on, Mr Maisel, do you know how much energy I spend to suppress my fear so that I could write a story and you want me to open the can of worms?"
Right now I’m asking myself if I had made a huge mistake but my gut feel is telling me another story. My gut reminds me that ultimately everything comes down to Time and Patience.
So, I’m releasing the demons and Mr. Maisel, it’s better be good …