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Book Coach/Consultant

There are times when we truly need to heed our own advice. Have you ever known what to do, how to do it, and when, yet you completely balked at taking on the task at hand? I know this scenario stands as something with which writers often struggle. In my particular case, the malady presents itself on a number of fronts.

One writing issue I wrestle constantly is keeping this blog going with fresh content. I’m good for a few months, then I am sporadic a few months. The issue does not lie with a lack of content. Oh no. There are more topics on which to write about writing and publishing than I could ever cover. This issue becomes consistency.

Another challenge I’ve accumulated happens to be the “stacked up manuscript syndrome.” This malady comes from a reticence to roll up my sleeves and get into the nitty gritty of rewrite and edit. Currently, I possess two fully written poetry books, two books of short stories, one sci-fi novel, and a book addressing the “mindset of writing.” Count them. Six completed manuscripts. Am I becoming a manuscript hoarder?

I’m writing this post because I just worked through rewrites on the first nine pages of the writing book. I’ve established a beachhead and I want to continue. Sometimes, placing your foibles out to the world helps motivate you to keep moving forward. Also, if I’m doing this, I’m sure there are other writers in the same boat. The crazy aspect to all this is that I believe these books contain some of my finest writing ever! Go figure…

The upside to getting into the rewrite/edit phase with these books is that I should be able to release quite a few books in the coming months. That will be a welcome trend. I am currently writing two manuscripts to add to this lot. I’m stepping into writing heaven!

I currently have three Coaching slots open if you need help getting your book written, rewritten, edited, or published. The clients who I’m currently working with have inspired me to take care of my own writing house! I love it when I help people get their books written. I also love it when I get my own done! LOL!

Keep writing! I sure am!

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Writing a Book

hand writingLet’s talk “writing a book” for a few minutes. I’ve written around twenty books in my life. Nothing huge about that. Isaac Asimov, one of my scifi heroes wrote something like 500 books in his lifetime.

But for someone who aspires to write their first book, my 20 manuscripts must seem like a dream. That’s one of the factors I must guard against – downplaying my knowledge and assuming others know what I know. In order for me to help people get their books written, I must identify what holds them back and what keeps them from loving the process.

Yes, there are a number of universal mindsets that must be addressed like their internal judge and critic. We all possess them. Those voices in our heads which handcuff us and deter us from our higher potentials. That’s why I have adopted the “book coach” identifier. Anyone may play basketball, but how do they succeed in getting out every day and doing the things necessary to achieve their goal?

The same is true for a book. Anyone may write a book, but how do they succeed in getting up every day and doing the things necessary to achieve their goal? In basketball, there are quite a number of fundamental things needed to get the basics of playing the game down so that you may move one to higher levels of play. In writing, there are quite a number of fundamental things needed to get the basics of pulling a book out of your brain so that you may then have a product you may take to higher levels.

I taught classes for years on “How to Write Your Book in 30 Days.” I still teach it, but now as a one-on-one coaching format. I’ve found being able to tailor the class or “workshop” to the individual is much more beneficial for the writer. I’ve helped over 100 people get their books written, many of them now with multiple books. Transitioning to a “consultant” format has had its challenges, but now I’m comfortable with new “delivery system” so to speak.

Writing a book does not have to be some huge monstrosity of trial and struggle. In fact, writing a book should be joyful, exciting, engaging, and rewarding. That’s what I work to achieve with my clients – not only the ability to get the work done but to love the process as you progress. If you desire to write a book and you need help, here’s my webpage – Michael Ray King.

 

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Writing Life Support vs Creative OverDrive

Where is the juice? That drive which puts your fingers to the keyboard and soars you into that dream state of creativity? Where do you find it? Can you manufacture it? Can it be cultivated, grown, farmed, harvested?

Many writers have, and continue, to write on this subject, so why not me? I write every single day. Sometimes, as I’ve mentioned throughout the years, my writing is on life support. I key words, bland, banal, see-through, of no substance. Then, as if some magic ‘write switch’ gets flipped, something springs from my fingers and I think, “What the hell?”

“Did that really come from my mind? Did I actually stroke the right keys for once? What possessed me, and may I please have another?”

Ok, maybe you don’t have lunatic conversations with yourself about your writing. Too often, I’m of the opinion that writing about the struggles of writing is only symptomatic of continuing to struggle with the writing, creating a downward spiral writing vortex whose destruction is most felt on the page itself. Alright, that last sentence was another, “What the hell?” moment.

I will pretend what I wrote above contains some esoteric wisdom for writers (ever have to go to dictionary.com to make sure your word choice, which sounds so important and wise, actually fits the sentence…?). Seriously, I help so many people overcome their writing demons, I seem to inherit them all for my own personal writing dungeon of horrors.

So, this writing day, I’m looking at all the days of writing and observing far too many where my writing survives on life support and too few where my writing zips around in creative overdrive. I fight the same fight as all writers. Time, life, responsibilities, etc. I don’t lack for inspiration. Most writers inspire easily enough. Motivation? Ah, there’s the key, ain’t it?

How to motivate yourself to get off all your lame excuses (even if they sound awesome to other folk) and simply take an hour of your time and write. Something. Anything. Creative.

I agree with the writers who note that the act of writing is an act of self-exploration. We find out who we are when we measure ourselves to our dreams and ambitions. Because, once the excused get revealed for what they are, we no longer own fortified castle walls to deflect questions from others. More potently, questions from ourselves as to why we’re not writing our book. We must face ourselves, our reality, our inner persona, and we must win the day.

There’s an agreement within ourselves when we write. We all have those voices, right? Well, I hope so, otherwise I’m getting carted off tomorrow when this posts… We have those folks inside us, tempting us, berating us, wooing us, to do anything but write. Don’t give me that crap about being busy. I’m busier than most people I know and I still manage to knock out 30,000 words a month on 750words.com, not to mention other writing I do.

I crave Creative Overdrive. CO. The Big Writing Kahuna. I dream of words, splayed across pages in my wacked out manner – with readers actually understanding what I’m saying. I want the connection, albeit not face to face, between myself and a devourer of words otherwise known as a reader. I live for someone to enter my world and share my insanities put out in word pictures.

Creative Overdrive. I’m good with this non fiction stuff. Crazy fingers simply lash out my frustrations and these labelled keys and blog posts with largely make sense spill out. Ahhh, but my fiction writing. That which spurred me to begin this writing quest way back when. Fiction lies as my  lovely albatross, ever in the wings beckoning. Whispering come hither siren songs.

And there she is. My muse. Pretty as you please, winking at me, knowing in 45 minutes I must be somewhere for the rest of the evening. Fickle, fickle, fickle.

I’ll fool her this time. Motivation calls. Warm your fingers up. Get your mind tuned in. Engage your heart. Motivate yourself to write. Make that agreement with all your inner voices to kick into Creative Overdrive.

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Write Your Truth

GoWrite_logo_greenWriting a book holds tons of excitement. Heck, writing a short story gets me all worked up! Writing time is special. That time is a haven from life, reality, most everything which presses in on us.

Writing, even when we write about reality, escapes us into our own universe, where we get to say our mind. Our passion. Our truth. Whether this aligns with others becomes immaterial. We experienced something. We observed something. We felt something. Even when writing fiction, we’re using this stuff.

Permission to write your truth, as you see it, as you’ve experienced it, stands as the highest benefit you give yourself in life, because if we don’t learn to value our lives, experiences and truths, we will live someone else’s. Writers learn this on many levels over time. One of the great aspects of writing is that when you leave yourself open to learn, you will always discover.

Much of what we learn in our truth, our vision, our experience, gets lost in the “world’s” perspective. Do more than allow yourself to write, give yourself permission to “go there.” Yes, wherever that “there” is which vexes and threatens you with outside ridicule or condemnation, when you stand up in print and speak your voice, you will have taken the vital steps forward toward a more whole and fulfilling life.  Even if you’re the only person who reads it!

That’s my thought for this day…

Michael Ray King
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The Writing Life

GoWrite_logo_greenI work with aspiring writers every day. People who own nagging stories inside themselves, stories they wish to extricate from their brains, their hearts, their souls. Hell, I’m one of them myself. We all possess stories, whether we fictionalize them or not, they’re still our stories.

I’ve discovered over the years of doing what I do (book whisperer), each of us possess an almost hard-wired predilection to NOT writing the story we truly desire to write. Getting past the point of struggling with what I call the “externals” or writing is key to getting our stories written. The externals nearly always fall into the category of concern for what other people may think of our writing or our story.

You know what I’m going to say here. Who cares?

Obviously, as writers we care a lot. Too much actually. The writers who step out bold and write their story with as much internal truth and passion they can  muster are the ones who make thing happen. These types of writers get their books written. These types of writers tall hard hitting stories. The “go there” without the worry and concern of what others may think. They write their books for themselves.

The writing life often is a struggle with our internal demons and the person inside our head who tells us to scale back. To water down. After all, who am I to make such a bold statement? Who am I to think i can set a trend?

Your a writer with a voice, that’s who you are. When you embrace that voice, when you step up to who you are and what you truly wish to say, that’s when you’ll find what you desire form the writing life. Some people simply need permission to do this. Permission from a coach or mentor. Mainly, permission from themselves in the end. Others need a lot of support because what they intend to write feels so much larger than they are.

The writing life requires a dialogue, an honest one, between you and yourself. You must give yourself permission to get the work done. You must give yourself over to your book as a labor of love if you desire to produce the best book possible. You must look into your internal mirror, see your faults and weaknesses,tragedies and triumphs, and be willing to write them down.

The writing life calls for courage. Bravery. Defiance. Love. Passion. Determination.

The great thing about the writing life is we all possess those items and many more which will helps us create our book dream into reality. We own the tools because they remain internal to us. If you wish to hang a picture on your wall, you need a nail and a hammer. Ultimately, when you get past all excuses, the picture gets put on the wall when we finally decide to puck up our tools and make it happen.

Your story, your book, is your picture. You own the tools to get it on that wall, to get it written. When you decide to use these tools and you put action into the project, you will get it done. As long as you sit there and repeat over and over, “This is something I really want to do.” and you remain seated, you will not get your book written.

The writing life requires you to hone your skills by using your tools. You have so many tools you will be amazed at what you may do once you get going. The writing life gets lived mainly between your ears with the root cprouting up from your heart. Stop putting it off. Stop telling yourself it’s too hard. You have everything you need at this very moment. get up and make it happen!

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Come Boldly to the Blank Page

GoWrite_logo_greenWriting words possesses nothing of value if you don’t commit yourself, does it? Stephen King noted something of HUGE value in his book “On Writing” which I must write down and make a part of my writing life. He stated, “You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair – the sense that you can never completely put on the page what’s in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say it again, you must not come lightly to the blank page.”

Stephen King nails writing right there if you want to be successful and create something of consequence. There are times when I am so unsure of myself. I am not in a place of high confidence. I wonder if I ever will be. There is nothing quite so debilitating to a writer than to lose his sense of self purpose. To be flailing out of control in a death spiral, fluttering around like a wounded airplane with only one engine sputtering and failing. The dizzying effects of the plummeting course of your life keeps you from success. You likely possess years in your future, yet you feel the intense necessity of grabbing control of your craft before the inevitable crash and burn which dominates your psyche. Writing must come through some way, some how, to save your ass. Other people do it, right?

Other people. Who really gives a rats butt about other people when you’re alone in an aircraft which is diving to earth and you have no parachute. You’re strapped in. Committed. What then comes of your drive, your will to succeed. Survive. Excel. Conquer.

As I see it, you either explode upon impact, or you boldly work your way through the knowledge base you own. You buckle down and look at where your best seconds (time) get spent. You look at results, yet move on to the next item up for bid on Your Life is Right.

Giving up feels like you purchased something huge in life and now you’re looking at paying the deferred payments by the truckload with the currency of regret. You know you can do this. You know it somewhere deep in your soul. Weariness not only demotivates you, it confounds you with a fog of doubt. What if you don’t know what you don’t know? What if you lose everything?

Clarity. No fear. Two key motivators to help level off the terminal dive.

Imagination. Dreams. Action.

Quiet on the set. Ready? Action!

“Quiet on the set” morphs into you, in the land of chaos, creativity swirling in abundance, and you selecting that which best serves your motives, your desires, your path.

“Ready.” Dreams. The formulation of your raw products from your imagination. You dust off or even scrape off  the dirt to reveal the diamond.

“Action.” You set that diamond, rough as it may be, on your pallet. You know the mine is rich. You feel this in your soul. You recover enough of yourself to plunge back into chaos. Creativity abounds the more you trust it to be there. You emerge with another dream piece of your literary puzzle. You place it where your dream envisions. Your motivation and inspiration begins to climb. You right your craft by writing your craft. Your untimely death is placed on hold and now you do everything you can to fuel yourself to where eagles soar.

Writing is no place for the faint of heart. No place for the mentality of giving up. If giving up is an integral part of your personal life pattern, writing is likely not the path for you. Often you are required to weather storm after storm after storm.

If you’re someone who doggedly sees things through, if losing is the only option other than winning, if stalemate and giving up are not options, I would say you have a chance in the writing world. After all, writing is more mindset than externals. The battles we perceive we fight outside ourselves only serve to distract us from the real fight. The one within.

Do not come to the blank page lightly. Come with anything you’ve got. Baggage, troubles, pain, disappointment, whatever. But come boldly. Come with intent. Come with the purpose of a pilot, his plane out of control and going down, if you must. Step boldly to your words. Make them count. Shout them to the page with all the vim and vigor available to your vocabulary. Make your points and make them sharp. Write your loves and make them passionate, tender. Do this with your all-in self. The person who leaves nothing in reserve. As I like to say, puke your book!

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Writing: A Self-discovery Journey

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Getting a book out of yourself is a process of self discovery. This is a self awareness endeavor which takes many interesting turns. Sometimes those turns can be disturbing. I learn more about myself each day I write.

Sometimes, I learn (and relearn) how obstinate I can be. I know I need to be writing my book, yet I hold back. I distract myself. Sometimes, I balk like a mule. And I LOVE to write! Strange, isn’t it?

Then I give myself permission to write. Why in the world do I still need permission? Because all my life as well as much of the world around me, states I have to be visibly doing some sort of labor or I am not working. This message is mostly non-verbal. The message is instilled in us from our earliest upbringing to the latest moment where I’ve come into contact with someone visibly working.

Writing is work for the mind. Somewhere, somehow, many of us have equated work with “unpleasant.” I LOVE my work, yet I feel pressure to do something more visible. I spend so much time in my heart and head, there are times when I wonder if I’m delusional or crazy, or even lazy.

Navigating your mind is such an amazing adventure. There will be ecstasies and there will be demons. There will be doubt. There will be thrills. Laughter. Tears. Sadness. Exhilaration. Wackiness.

I’ve never found boredom, though. I’ve found just about everything but boredom. So, I suppose the message on my heart today is this: despite EVERYTHING that would keep you from moving forward in your book endeavor, give yourself permission anyway to make this thing happen. The reward is tremendous.

I’m not even addressing money. I’m addressing the personal satisfaction and giddiness at accomplishing something millions of folk cannot seem to do. Writing not just “A” book, but “YOUR” book. The one no one else can write.

I have a novel lined out on cards, yet I balk at writing it. I’ve written 20 manuscripts. I’ve published nine of them with a 10th book in rewrite at this moment. Yet I still struggle at times to write a book. If you find yourself struggling, do not let it get you down. You are not alone.

The one thing I do have going for me is that I have done this many times, and I know I can continue to write books. The battle exists between our ears, even though we want to make it about the world and responsibilities which surround us. That is why falling in love with your book is such a wonderful thing. When you cannot wait to get back to it, you will find it will practically write itself.

Getting to that point can be tricky sometimes. For me, I am in “Trickyville.” I am in that place where I really desire to get rolling on the book, but I’ve not taken it out and acquainted myself with it. The step is simple. Ask your book out. Just set a time, a place with your preferred ambiance, and an intention.

LOL! I write so many of these things for myself it’s almost not fair. One of the things I’ve learned is that the struggles I possess tend to mimic other people’s struggles. So if you ever get to a place where your writing feels distant, kick back with it in a more relaxed way. Realize each paragraph, each sentence you place out there in print is one more step in the right direction.

Writing a book is a journey. A journey through your mind. It’s also a journey of thousands of steps. Each one counts, because when you stop, the future steps cease. When you keep in motion, your future is assured. What that future looks like will not be revealed until you reach your destination.
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Writing Rules Often Stifle Creativity

GoWrite_logo_greenRules and First Draft Writing

So many people want to saddle themselves with loads of rules when they write their first draft. I understand new writers fall into this pickle because novice writers who’ve heard more experienced writers speak of writing love to shove “craft of writing” down newbies’ throats. This is unfortunate and unfair. Creativity does not need rules. Yes, there are craft of writing tenets which may help writers accelerate the rewrite and edit process, but they are wholly unnecessary in first draft writing. When a new writer dives into their manuscript, they need to be able to access their creativity, not restrict it.

I have learned many craft of writing techniques over the years, one being the reduction of passive voice verbs. However, when I’m in first draft and cannot come up with the power verbs right away, I’m going to stay in the throes of my writing passion rather than stop and hit the thesaurus. The passive voice verbs then stand as markers for something with more oomph to be tweaked in rewrite and edit.

Rules not only often stifle creativity, they intimidate new writers. When you look at writers who “made it” and famous writers who spoke of the writing process, you note virtually without exception that their first writings got better with each new book. This process has been true for centuries. Why we expect new writers to hit the ground with all the rules of writing before they write dumbfounds me. Let them write with their passion. Don’t mess their heads up with nonsense passed down by scores of know-it-all writers.

In the end, each writer needs to address their writing rhythms and practices within their own framework. On the whole, squelching creativity to attempt to write the perfect book out of the gate is a recipe for frustration at the very least, and abandonment of the project at worst.

I love craft of writing techniques. I love learning those techniques I wish to incorporate into my writing. I also abandon many techniques in first draft so I can capture the material my muse tends to love to chuck at me in great, rapid-fire chunks. Writing is a process, not a one-shot homerun. Free your mind when you write first draft to the level with which you are most comfortable entering the chaos of creativity. Load up with your craft in rewrite and edit.

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Beginning a Chaos Rodeo…

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March 5th! What a great day! I always get excited about the start of a new workshop. Every workshop owns a personality unique to itself. The mix of people, the mix of writing material, the interactions, and the dispelling of fears and concerns  about writing motivate me. In many ways, I get as much out of each workshop as the participants. Possibly more. In the nearly 4 years I’ve been doing this, I’ve witnessed more people grasp and understand the concept of creativity unleashed and the confidence that they can actually capture that creativity and place word markers on it.

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There are many who say writing is a discipline, and I see why these folks say that. In order to get from nothing (a concept) to everything (a book) one must produce something at particular “milestones.” By milestones, I’m talking first draft (most important the focus of my workshop), rewrite, edit, publishing, and most critically, marketing. The awesomeness of these milestones is that the first draft is the most free, passion filled, go wherever the hell you desire, fun, exciting aspect of writing. This is where you unleash yourself into chaos, which is in fact, creativity. This is where most writers find their passionate muse.

Rewrite calls for some analytics, usually the lesser “fun” for writers to engage in. Rewrite requires writers to look at their first draft and pick it apart, Beta readers, outside folks who read the first draft manuscript, are recommended to help find all the flaws and omissions possible. While this milestone may still contain quite a bit of creativity, the picking apart of that first draft (which most writers adore with their soul) can wear on a writer’s love of their book. You also begin to formulate who your market is for the book.

Edit, a HIGHLY recommended milestone far too many writers skip, is when you pay a professional editor to go through the process of rewrite on a deeper, more intense level than the beta readers. Good editors edit for market as well. Here is where you will more specifically identify your market as well. A good editor needs to be able to tell you your “baby is ugly” and you need to be able to respond in certain areas “so what, I love it.” That said, if a writer has hired an excellent editor, heeding the advice of the editor is the smart move.

The publishing milestone has become the frustrating to many authors because of the plethora of publishers out there. Many publishers are “head hunters” simply looking for “numbers” to fill the company coffers. What many writers fail to understand is that there is a publishing model for everyone, you simply need to research and learn what best fits you. In all publishing models, there is a price to be paid by authors, not necessarily monetarily. Some publishing comes with no fees at all (like Kindle and Nook, etc) but they do come with a learning curve price on how to do it and how it works. While this is the simplest of publishing models, and has been “cookie cuttered” by the publishing industry, the learning curves can be very subtle and far reaching.

Marketing. Ah, marketing. The biggest bugaboo writers ever face. This is the milestone most vexing and, in the end, most defining to writers. The truth of the book industry that few want to speak of, especially publishers and writers (go figure) is that most writers will not sell more than 50 books. They will sell to friends, family, and acquaintances and find that marketing takes daily work, and they will give up. The marketing milestone separates the writers who really love their books enough to press through all the learning curves and expenses from the ones who cannot maintain a business approach to their passion. The average time for a book to take off and gain sales momentum? Three to five years. You must be dogged in your passion for your book and be willing to invest not only money in your marketing, but time.

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All this begins with one day. All this begins with the decision to write a book. I get to witness, incrementally, the creation of the first milestone, and often the second through fifth. Yes, the most passion in the book creation business is in the first blush. That powerfully moving experience of creating something from nothing. Many writers have compared writing their first draft with sex (sex winning out most of the time by a slim margin).

Excitement. Fire. Passion. Dreams. Aspirations. Many more descriptives add to the mystique of first draft writing. The purpose of this workshop is to help you achieve the most complete experience possible in getting those words from the chaos of your mind into the reality of words on a page. Writers truly create something out of thought. Life experience. Imagination. The simple execution of milestone one, the first draft, is a major victory for most. The next major victory comes when you hold your creation, your child if you will, in your hands that very first time. The final, victory comes from each writers’ view of success. This may not be monetary and it may not be large numbers of readers. The final view of victory is delivered in each writers’ definition of success.

I love the creation process. I get impassioned in helping writers work through their roadblocks to writing. I adore the time spent with people undertaking a creative task which requires taking mere thought and turning it into symbols on a page which represent words, more importantly concepts and stories and meanings, stringing them all into one significant volume which transports others who read these breathings of a particular writer’s mind into a place they’ve never been. What an amazing thing a book is. The exhalation of one person’s mind into a world of people who look to find these thoughts and capture them into their own minds and hearts. A book is a powerful creation to someone. Ultimately, that someone begins with the author themself.

So, let’s get this chaos rodeo started!!!

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What’s Getting the Better of You?

13020310901147738890_1_0ca3d657Distractions

“Distraction is getting the better of me.”

Look at the section in that phrase “getting the better of me.” Lets mull this over for a bit in this blog post. Is distraction getting the better of you? When you own so much talent, so much wisdom and so much passion, why do you get sucked into an hour and a half of Facebook? Where does “the better of you” reside?

I’ll tell you where. The best you have to offer the world is whimpering and kowtowing back in the recesses of your brain, wondering if it will ever get accessed again. More incredible thoughts, ideas, action plans, stories, and countless other contributions to mankind lie dormant in an area of your brain which has a short attention span and will not retain the “best” of what you have to offer. In fact, this place of short term memory likely will not even grasp “the better of you.” You will be left with a blubbering, washed out thought process which only looks to suck on the watered-down juices of videos someone else thought were great for the world to see.

There stands a time and place for entertainment. There also is a time and place for allowing your creativity to flow into something more than you could ever imagine. That place remains in front of you, ripe for the plucking. That place is more simply identified as a moment in time.

Not just any moment, creativity requires one specific moment. One single place where you let your hair down, you go in without restriction and you allow yourself to fly wherever the muse wants. That moment is always now.

Now owns power. The video you watch on Facebook or other social media possesses all the traps mankind can dream up to get you to the next video or the next product. Where does your “now” go? After the “one more online game” possesses all the power of a noodle soaked in water for hours, where is your creativity?

Mush. Your brain becomes mush. Your will becomes mush. Your passion and desire fade. All you’re left with is ill-spent time which brought you nothing but distraction from that which, when all truth is told, you desire more than anything – your self expression and creativity.

Excuses lie all around us. No matter how many we pick up and use, they still do not accomplish the task at hand. You have other tools which help you create things. You have a brain you can exercise. You have time you can choose to use productively. You have the means to write, even if it is a crayon on a napkin. Or you can pick up thousands of faux tools. Those easily pluckable excuses that lie all around you are light, simple to wield, and can impress some of the people some of the time.

In the end, you will either walk away from your day with something of value, or our digital world of distraction will walk away with your value. Who gets the “better of you” today? More specifically, who gets the better of you now. In this moment. In the moment of creativity.

Do you select the tools of power? Your brain? Action? Free yourself from excuses. Allow your brilliance, your insights, you passions, to reveal to the world what you can achieve. Many others have done so. Think about it. You’re watching them on FB and other social media all day…

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