We’re getting really reflective today with my weekly journal update. The eternal battle against creative isolation… and the four actions I’m taking to fight it!
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03:02 The Challenges with Organizing an Author Giveaway & Some Solutions
04:45 Reflections on My Creative Challenges: Being a Creative of Color
06:10 Reflections on My Creative Challenges: Dealing with Creative Isolation
08:55 Potential Solution #1 to Killing Creative Isolation: Reaching out to Author Groups, Asking Questions, Finding Moral Support, and Recognizing Negative Self Talk
14:58 Update on My Graduate Program — My Roll Dogs are Leaving!!
16:32 Being a Single Mom and a Creative + Finding a Support System as a Parent
20:13 The Voices of Our Nation (VONA) Workshop for Writers and Creatives of Color
23:49 BEING Successful as an Author vs. FEELING Successful as an Author
25:45 My End-of-the-Year Goals for Content Creation & Building Community
28:00 My Four Solutions to Creative Isolation
— SOLUTION #1: Forming a Writing Group
— SOLUTION #2: Diversifying My Creative Projects throughout the Day (30:26)
— SOLUTION #3: Traveling & Planning Trips… both Nationally & Internationally! (31:01)
— SOLUTION #4: Replenishing the Creative Well — Upping Brain Input and Balancing My Brain’s Output by Reading More, Watching More Movies, Playing Video Games, People Watching, etc (31:56)