• Chantal

The Weekly ONE Thing- Reconnecting

Kindred Spirits

Last week I posed the question, "What is ONE thing you could do this week to create a fresh start in one area of your life? " I chose to revisit writing the sequel to my novel, Gypsy Dreams. The working title I have for my sequel is Gypsy Dreams II - Waking Up. I had fun this week, reading what I had already written so far. I have a love/hate feeling about reading things I have written. Often I can't believe that I wrote a piece - either because it is so good or because it is so cringy. But that reminds me of one of the truths I believe about creativity When I create something, I feel like it doesn't belong to me. I am just a conduit that is open to allow that work to be brought into being. That relieves a lot of pressure and makes creation so much easier. As I read the start of my sequel and my outline, I enjoyed the fruits of my earlier labor. I also did feel that cringy feeling about some of the things I had written. But it was great to get back into the story and reconnect with the characters. I have a clear direction of where the story is going and I have almost completed a new chapter. Another great thing that came out of me pursuing this and sharing it on my blog, is that a good friend offered to support my writing efforts by creating a celebratory activity for us to do after every 5 chapters I complete (she suggested after every chapter but my chapters are short, so 5 seems like a number worthy of celebrating). Apparently the first celebration is to go axe-throwing! I am happy that I am working on this project again and it feels great to be supported in such a fun way. That's a reminder why it is good to let people know what you are doing so that they can support you in your pursuits.

How did your fresh start go? I would love to hear your experience, whether it was good or bad. I know I appreciated the support of my goal and would love to offer the same to you.