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Creative Missions 2 Mars

I write every single day.

Some of it is good. Most of it sucks. I call it my verbal vomit. I throw up words on paper with reckless abandon. My grammar is atrocious. my spelling is comical. My punctuation is non-existant. Fortunately no one ever sees my sh!tty first draft. My friend, Steven Pressfield, taught me that professionals write every day. Amateurs write when they feel like it. It is a mindshift.

Be more. Fear less. Create more. Critique less.

Writing is a process of spiritual exploration. Much like all of my other art. It is designed to expand my worldview.

Writing is an exercise in thinking just as painting is an exercise in visualization.

99% of my creativity place in the dark. Pockets of quietude. Head down. Hoodie up. headphones on. Iphone off.

My writing is partly for business. Partly for play. But less for business….and more foreplay.

These disciplines are like launching daily missions to mars. I fire 20 astronautical shots to space in hopes that 1 lunar shot might land . Some poetic. most pathtic. Some worthy. Most worthless. But it is a formula that works.

The Spark and the Grind.

I write playfully panning for silver and then edit mercilessly mining for a vein of gold.

 

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  1. Leilani
    Leilani says:

    Boom! This post echoed deep into my soul and shook up my preconceived notions on writing. We have contact, Houston. When I stumbled across this post on Facebook yesterday, it stayed with me all day. Thanks for providing steak for thought.

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