Sunday, 9 August 2015

Stymied

I haven't written a blog for weeks. I panicked. I hit overload on advice. I can't have too many images or it wont open on hand held devices. I should make it more author focussed. I shouldn't waffle on about family things. I can't do this and I can't do that. I need to link to this that and the other platform social media outlet. My art should not link to where I have it linked to. I have too many badges. I need more tabs. I need a website. I should get an author page. I should put up writing samples and do this business thing and that business thing and and and and WHEN DO I GET TO JUST WRITE?

I came to a screeching halt on my childrens writing projects because frankly I was not feeling encouraged in any of my paid forums... my work was too this, not enough that, too the other and not blah.

I stopped sending to the reviewing forum because the last feedback was so scathing it felt like a personal attack and I was just too scared to send anything else.

I haven't made any art because where do I share it? I have been inundated with horror stories of stolen art work. I just want to create beautiful things to share. I don't mind if people borrow things I share online but I was so overloaded with advice and suggestions and non creative stuff I haven't felt like making art.

Of course the biggest hurdle to creativity is myself comparing my work to others - unfavourably- of course.

So now I have had a little rant to break my doldrums I shall get back to creating and let the rest take care of itself.

May your creative blocks be easily overcome.

 Love HUG and gentle things.

2 comments:

  1. So true our worst critic is ourselves, be kind to lil miss you xo

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  2. Best advice I've ever heard was given to me about childrearing, by my mother. "Listen to the advice, thank the person giving it to you, then do what feels right."

    Go create and do as you please.

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