When life seems to be throwing obstacles faster than a batting practice machine do you drop you pen or have learned how to create in chaos? If you’re an author who just stops and plunges themselves into the throes of life rather than write this Wednesday it’s all about you.
Creating in Chaos
1. Commit to yourself. In order to create in chaos you have to make a commitment to yourself. When you’re life is falling apart brick by brick you still summon the strength to show up at your day job. Why not commit to showing up for you? Your writing is a necessity.
2. Consider the consequences. What is going to happen if you don’t create? If you hate your 9 to 5 shutting down is only going to keep you there longer. If you don’t create, right now what would happen? What would that mean for you, your bottom line, and your career?
3. Take the parameters off. Just sit down and write something. Often we stop working because we’re afraid of the quality of the writing during those chaotic moments in our lives when in all actuality this might be the moment that our new and truly artistic self could be born. Forget about judging the work just create, so that you keep yourself fresh and you don’t have to work so hard trying to restart when this moment is over.
Are you an author that’s able to create in chaos? Share your thoughts and experiences with us.