Open with Questions

Well, this was a failure. Not in its entirety, I suppose… While I didn’t write every day this year, I did write some, and the pressure I applied to myself to form better writing habits did prove to be somewhat useful. But the project continues, and I thank you all for coming along for theContinue reading “Open with Questions”

Scared of the Crap

I accept the fact that I have to write a bunch of crap before I write something worthwhile. But boys oh boys, am I ever terrified of that crap. If this project is about creative obstacles and how to move around them, the fear of failing is one of the bigguns. And fail I shall!Continue reading “Scared of the Crap”

Embrace the Flop

In clown training, a general rule of thumb is to “embrace the flop”, which in a nutshell means accept the inevitable failure. I’m reminding myself to his strategy lately, trying to let a certain darkness find its proper place. When your mind is consumed by a inescapable cloud of worry or sadness it can beContinue reading “Embrace the Flop”

Discipline

I think it’s safe to look at my last couple of weeks as a failure. These “daily doses” are meant to be written every day, of course, and I definitely dropped the ball. I know life happens and I can’t do everything, but there were definitely mornings when I knew I had the time. AllContinue reading “Discipline”

Willingness to Be Wrong

We are all bound to make mistakes. Sorry. But them’s the rules. The artist who says “Sure sure sure, I get it, but you’re not understanding me” is always going to fall way behind the artist who says “Ah, I see now! Thank you for pointing that out.” Humility is important. And, as Michael HealeyContinue reading “Willingness to Be Wrong”