Quote of the Day: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. Henry David Thoreau
Most people leave out that last part, but it seems important. All this talk of downsizing, organizing, decluttering, and “sparking joy” shows that we have a need for order and simplicity. Feeling bogged down by your stuff, your crazy schedule, and too many obligations, certainly puts a cramp in your creativity.
Today is another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. You can also visit the founder Alex J. Cavanaugh for more info and links.
Today’s question: Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the hero (protagonist) or the villain (antagonist)? And why?
When I write plays, I write from everyone’s perspective. I haven’t written a true villain, but it would be interesting to get inside that character’s head. Everyone has something they’re trying to get, and often they are their own worst enemy.
Which brings me to the topic of the day. Insecurities. I’ve been on the roller coaster. One day I was hearing the voice, “Be the person you were born to be.” In other words, write the book, or play, teach the class, build your brand. Then, I read about how people had these great mentors, education opportunities, and life experiences to help them achieve success. I haven’t had that. I wish I could go back in time and get some of those experiences. Work alongside someone who is accomplished in the areas that I pursue my career and creativity. Maybe it’s too late. Maybe I’m someone who supports and encourages, but doesn’t achieve personal success. I have some success, and I know I should focus on that, but I’m also insecure about having the tools to take it further.
Also, Winter in Minnesota this year has been way too looooong! Sunshine and warmer weather will go a long way in boosting everyone’s mood.
Go. Create. Inspire!
Journaling Prompt: How’s the weather where you are today? What boosts your confidence?