We can't do that without a bit of play from time to time.
Laurie suggested we plaster our creative spaces with souvenirs of who we were
as five year olds. She encouraged us to "embrace the sanctity of silliness”,
because that’s what children do. Everyday. She beseeched us to “create bravely now”, like children. Because they never ask for permission to create. They just do it.
worrying about your platform, she spat. (Literally. She hocked a super
loogey. And spat. Right on the stage floor. I kid you not!) And write, she
I loved these
words then, and I love them now. But I can only partially agree with
them. For those of us who have not yet been discovered -- who have not yet
broken out, who do not yet have numerous award-winning books to our names
-- we don’t have the luxury of spitting on our author platforms. We
have to worry about them. And we need give them time them everyday.
But we must not get sucked up by them.
We need to find that balance between creativity and career.
can be so difficult in our profession. Finding creative time versus
career time versus family time, etc., requires clever scheduling, knowing one’s
best work habits and constant discipline.
In the midst of it all, we must not forget our own down time. We owe it to
ourselves. Every year. Every week. Every day.
For that’s when
How do you find balance? How do make time for both creativity and career?
Please click ‘comments’ at the right and offer your tips and advice, for my benefit and the benefit of all author/entrepreneurs.
Merci et Bonne Rentrée!
May the 2013-14 school year be OUR year!
Bisous (big kiss), Sarah