Maker’s Episode 4 – On Having Enough



There is a huge difference between being enough and having enough. If you are listening to this podcast, Maker’s Episode 4, if you are embarking on a creative project, if you are daring to express yourself in any way possible but you don’t feel that you are enough of a writer, artist, Maker… you need to reframe your self doubt into an understanding that you  have enough of what you need to progress into more.  Are you scared that your writing isn’t good, that your painting isn’t lifelike, that your yoga practice isn’t bendy? If you can embrace the thought that you HAVE enough already inside you, then you have enough skill to start, you have enough interest to explore, you have enough curiosity to pursue your project.

Having enough, as a starting point, allows you to begin.

If you are sitting at your page or your canvas or your mat… then you have enough. You have made it this far… you have the passion, the drive, the interest, the curiosity… you have enough to get you started on a bold and exciting creative existence beyond the limitations of your negative self-talk that tells you that you can’t. Sure you may have a long way to go, you may have a lot of work to do… but you have enough of what it takes to start.

To grow.

To become more.

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Lily’s Valley – Episode 11



Today’s podcast is episode 11 of Lily’s Valley. There is some strong language in this episode because Cass is really upset and sometimes the only way to express how upset you are is with… well… strong language! Hope you enjoy!

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Intro music “Back on the Road Again” provided by Scott Holmes


Lily’s Valley – Episode 9



Welcome to Episode 9 of Lily’s Valley! If you are looking for Episode 1 you can find it here  as well as link to the Maker’s Episodes where we discuss creativity and the writing process. Thanks for listening!

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Maker’s Episode 3 – Believing in Ideas



I think the question “where do your ideas come from?” is the most over-asked question of all time when famous creative people are being interviewed. It’s an obvious question, because we are so in awe of writers like George RR Martin who can create incredible worlds and complex plots when we can barely write our way out of a haiku, but sadly the obvious answer is, duh, ideas come out of our heads.

Today’s Blissfully Writing Maker’s Episode is about IDEA. It’s about Writer’s Block, what it is and how it cripples us, and how to reframe your relationship with IDEA so you can enjoy your creative process and Get The Work Done.

Take-away points:

  • Welcome ideas to come and play with you
  • Believe that you deserve to play, and that you can create the ideas you invite in.
  • Be grateful when ideas appear.
  • Do The Work: only YOU can stop YOU from creating!

Check out Elizabeth Gilbert’s fabulous book: Big Magic.

Watch this short video with Neil Gaiman talking about ideas.

Listen to Lily’s Valley, starting with Episode 1.

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Just want to note that Camp Nanowrimo starts on April 1 if, after listening to Maker’s Two, you are inspired to leap into 1600 words a day or any other size of writing project and you’re looking for a little support and accountability. Check it out, Nanowrimo.org


Lily’s Valley – Episode 8



Here we are on Episode 8 of Lily’s Valley on the Blissfully Writing Podcast! If you have stumbled here by accident, you can begin with Episode 1 here: Lily’s Valley, Ep 1

Or, you can listen the Maker’s Episodes here:

Maker’s One: What Drives your Creativity?

Maker’s Two: Limits as a Path to Creativity

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Lily’s Valley – Episode 7



Continuing our reading of Lily’s Valley by Libby Broadbent, with episode SEVEN!

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Intro music “Back on the Road Again” provided by Scott Holmes


Lily’s Valley – Episode 6



Continuing our reading of Lily’s Valley by Libby Broadbent, with episode SIX!

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Lily’s Valley – Episode 5



Continuing our reading of Lily’s Valley by Libby Broadbent, with episode FIVE!

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Maker’s Episode 2: Limits as a Path to Creativity



In our second Maker’s episode we are exploring Limits. Structure. This is all about how to take that expansive creative drive that gives you the ideas and the epic excitement about your project…and helps you figure out how to actually make it appear in the world!

Schedule

I write in the early hours of the day. We’re talkin’… early! In a busy life, how can you carve out a schedule that works for you? What can you remove from your life… hint: scrolling… or add to your life to accommodate your creative necessity?

Time

Is it possible to work on your project for eight hours straight? Only if you are blessed with that kind of time!            JK Rowling tells us to “be ruthless about protecting your writing days” but most of us only have moments, snatched on the go –  in between This, That and the Other Thing. I say, “be ruthless about carving out your structure and your limits and sticking to them!” 

Goal

How do you evaluate your productivity? How do you know you’re making headway on a project? We take a look at the Nanowrimo premise of 1600 words a day. Create a goal and stick to it, and the results will follow.

Neil Gaiman, my author-crush, says:

“This is how you do it. You sit down at the keyboard and put one word after the other until it is done. It is that easy. And that hard.”

Your take-away points:

  • Create a schedule that works for you by sacrificing screen-time, or sleep-time, or vacant-brain-time.
  • Carve out thirty minute time blocks to Make The Things. Those blocks will add up and your project will grow!
  • Set a goal to track your productivity. Mine is 1600 words a day for a writing project. How can you create a structure that will motivate you to make progress?

I hope this helps you the Make The Things! If you would like to listen to Lily’s Valley in short episodes, you can start with Episode 1

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