Thursday, July 12, 2012
Joy in Being Creative
Wow. The novel I published 4 years ago never got this kind of response. So that's why I'm playing piano now instead of writing.
You can be creative at anything you put your mind to. You just have to want it badly enough.
"Ok," you say, "but when I'm doing My Thing, I just can't get into the Zone."
Hey, I can identify with that. Distractions will drive you nuts, and the worst distractions are inside your own mind. But if you've ever experienced The Zone, then you know it exists, you know how wonderful it feels being there. It's mighty elusive, though, isn't it?!
Try deep breathing. Listen to the world around you. I met a well-published lady once who wrote in her laundry room so the white noise would block out phone calls and other nonsense. It won't block out the inner critic, though. You need to lock that bugger in the closet! Have Fun! Just for today....
Last night I amazed myself by getting the left hand and right hand working correctly together on a rather difficult piece of music. I actually jumped up and down like a little girl.
The Zone is a great place to Be Creative. ...Find it Today.