Boundary Waters- Fishing For Walleyes With Dad At Age 5
As a girl my dad and I went fishing as often as we could. The delight of dipping my fingers in the water, watching the sun crest the trees and the crisp breeze of the lake made me feel alive.
I haven’t even told you of the big one that got away yet. One such fishing trip my dad and I were bass fishing on a glass top lake. Throwing surface plugs to the weed line.
My plug had just reached the edge of the boat where I lifted it out of the water, when a huge belly flop of wave startled me half out of my wits. (In case you were wondering what happened to them, yes I left that half on the lake that day.)
Big bass? No. Northern? No. Anything with a fin? No.
Right by our boat flopped a very upset otter. We had disturbed his tranquility and he wasn’t going to take it floating down. When my heart rate returned to normal I got to laughing.
You see, I totally relate to that otter. Sometimes you have a rhythm of brilliance to your creativity that you just can’t disturb.
What is a rhythm of brilliance and how do you find yours?
A rhythm of brilliance is simply the kind of things that fuel your creativity and how often you need them to be productive.
Finding the fuel and frequency of that fuel required to be creative is critical to your writing success. If you can’t identify this, you might find yourself staring at a blank page or a page of words to edit and be completely flat.
Tips To Finding Your Rhythm of Brilliance As A Writer:
*Write down the things that make you feel alive and recharged with creativity.
*Categorize them based on availability and impact.
*Analyze the number of times you felt flat in your writing in the last few months.
*Plan time for yourself each day that fuels your creativity in a small way.
*Schedule high impact fuel events at least a few times a month if not every week.
*Protect this time by explaining it to your family.
By finding your rhythm of brilliance as a writer, you will increase your productivity and passion for words as you fuel your creativity.
What fuels your creativity for what you are passionate about?