Quote of the Day: Whatever you do, do it with all your heart. This was the message on our Yogi tea bag this week.
The Blogging from A to Z Challenge is over and now it’s May 1, the first Wednesday of the month, and time for another post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, started and supported by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Whew! It was a blogging marathon, and I loved it!
It feels more natural to be writing my reflections on the challenge post right now, but I’ll hold back. That will come on Friday. These two, Millie and Willie Cottonpoly, were there for me this whole month!
Millie and Willie Cottonpoly, gearing up for further adventures.
When you’re feeling insecure as a writer, or artist, or in life in any way, what you need to do is build up your support team. Surround yourself with people who say, “I believe in you.” Create puppets, if you want, to give you the visual stimulation. Invite other people into the creativity.
Play off each other’s creativity.
Play off each other’s ideas.
Play off each other’s dialogue.
Play off the Page!
Hey, that’s a great name for a blog.
I had moments of insecurity through the challenge, but the puppets kept me going. When I felt a little silly about bringing them out, I quickly learned that they helped me make a connection with the people around me. Heck, even the famous poet Naomi Shihab Nye held the puppets for a photo and giggled along with me!
My insecurity is, How can I keep up the momentum from the blogging from A to Z Challenge and create more plays that people will want to be in, watch, and produce?
I’ll keep Millie and Willie, and those wonderful supportive people, close at hand!
Go. Create. Inspire!
Journaling Prompt: When have you felt that a “silly” action on your part was the best way to break the ice and make connections?
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It’s hard to keep up the same pace as the A to Z because we all need a little rest from writing every day…well I know I do.
Maybe Willie and Millie would like to have a Flat Stanley adventure? Flat Stanley
I’m sure you got some looks, but who doesn’t like puppets? keep up the momentum, Mary!
I think “Open” as your word will continue to serve you the momentum you need.
I guess if you still want momentum it’ll have to come from the inside. And also, there are always other writers to encourage you.
Yogi tea bags never lie.
Just take a break now and then. I take at least two months off each year from blogging so I can focus on writing.
Good luck to you!
Well I suppose it beats talking to yourself. lol And it’s probably easier to script an argument with puppets too. You know, I think I like your puppet idea. It sounds like a great way to practice writing dialog.
Ha! I love the puppet technique!
Mary, I head someone interviewed the other day and he said he writes in dialogue, because he realized at some point that it’s more real, more natural. You are a natural at it, and I think these two reminded you how organically it comes to you. I think you reopened that vein. I believe in you! And I know many good things are going to flow from here. I look forward to seeing the fruits!
I’ve learned that games involving some “silliness” always make the best ice-breakers, especially in group work.
So true. Nothing helps us over our insecurities better than people who support us and tell us that everything’s okay. 🙂
I’ve been resting since the end of A to Z but also want to find a way to incorporate the energy of writing everyday. Millie and Willie rock.
Great quote. Will miss Millie and Willie, but something tells me … they will be back. 🙂
Well, I hope so.
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