Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More Work ...

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 …



23 comments:

B.Valianti/myth maker said...

May you write freely, and with abandon. Enjoy the Maisel books... he's wonderful.

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

tinkerbell the bipolar faery said...

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Pamela said...

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

It seems the most difficult things often end up being the most rewarding. It sounds like Mr. Maisel's book might fall into that category. Hmmm, maybe I should look into it as well.

Genie Sea said...

As Hybrid J. wishes, so I wish a=for her also!

The need to create and the need to be unfettered from fear have taken you more than half way through your process. May you succeed abundantly :)

Jamie said...

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Wow, what awesome timing! So cool :)

May your creativity freely and abundantly fuel your dreams!

Holly said...

Stand back world, she's going in! Name it, face it, and slay it!

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I lovingly and with intention wish for her, also!

myrope said...

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. I know that can of worms! Go feed them to the fish : )

KnittingJourneyman said...

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, I wish for her as well.

Samantha said...

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

I'm so glad I've found your blog. Let us know how the Creativity exercises go.

Bright Blessings.

Dreamwriter said...

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also

Peaceole said...

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Tabitha in Bliss said...

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Kavindra said...

Oh it had better be good! Hysterical. I happen to love Eric Maisel. (But having said that, if he doesn't work for you, throw him out!)

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Sara said...

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Sarah said...

Whoo hoo hon - open that can of worms girl!! Let it fly!! Namaste, Sarah
As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also!

sema said...

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Lissa said...

There is alot of talk about this book. So I shall enjoy celebrating your journey-for I am not sure I would have made it past Chapter 1:)

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Hybrid J said...

To All Wellwishers,

You gals rock! And As you all wish for yourselves, so I wish for you also. lol :D

Kathleen Krucoff said...

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also

Leah said...

As Hybrid J wishes for herself, so I wish for her also!!

Librarian Lee said...

You made me laugh! "Do you know how much energy....." I might know :) let it go! oh wow, let it GO!

As Hybrid J wishes for herslef, so I wish for her also!

Hybrid J said...

Hi Kathleen, Leah and Librarian Lee,

Thanks for the wishes. You gals are wonderful spirits! ;)