What are the steps involved in doing the work? Get tiny. Can you go into the room? Can you sit down (if that’s required to do the project). Turn on the computer, etc. . . Where do you get stuck? How does it the stuck-ness manifest in your body? You might want to note when Resistance … Continue reading Questioning Procrastination
When I see myself as a “helper” I’m likely to place a person I hope to partner with on a level below myself. This is obviously unequal. It leads to confusion and misunderstandings. One which is glaring will have already occurred: I think I am “better” than the person I’d like to help. A … Continue reading Confusion Around Helping
It's easy to feel frustrated, lonely and overwhelmed writing. It's a fuzzy, poorly defined project. Washing dishes and cleaning the kitchen, (both good substitutes for writing), are projects with a clear beginning, middle, and end. The details of dishwashing’s plot aren’t riveting, but are a comfort in relief to the writing’s unknown topography. Writing is … Continue reading A Better Relationship with Your Critic (Or We Both Have Great Taste!).
Editing is hard for me. I kinda hate it. It’s on my mental to do list daily, but I spend my time on other things. I learn David Rawlings licks. Re-binge “Breaking Bad.” I’m learning I can melt my resistance to tasks I avoid, (tasks which scare me), if I give them some attention with … Continue reading Messing up the song and changing it is the goal.