Racing Minds

There are no blocks in my house today as I run around trying to get everything done in one day. I made it a point to sit down and continue the practice of typing to slow my racing mind down. I still have too many ideas and not enough time to get them all done.

When I set goals I always aim higher than I know what’s possible to get done because it pushes me further than had I not set one at all. I keep telling myself just one more piece. I actually accomplished boxing up some completed show pieces while I wait for paint and glue to dry. Looking around I’m definitely ready for Halloween.

Many of my new creations have a spooky theme to them. I still have some areas to study and problem solve, like how to balance soft clay in an oven and get a full body shape. I just have to accept that some ideas will work and some will need work but it’s all part of the creative cycle.

I have to say that it feels good to get everything out on the keyboard that’s been going like a hamster in a wheel. Writing helps me slow down and think more clearly about my processes. If you’re struggling, then do what you’re born to do – write it out.

That’s your prompt for today. Think about a problem you’re having in your life or about a place that’s giving you problems in your manuscript. Then, write it out. This is one time when it’s okay to describe. The point is to oil the wheels in your cogs a little bit to loosen them. Try problem solving in the form of writing for 5-10 minutes. Still empty? Then, brainstorm new ideas for 5-10 minutes.

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~Yoon Ju

Published by yoonjuwrites

I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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