Come along as I discuss a few attempts at self care this past week, as well as the tangle of projects in need of problem solving. So in a nutshell:
It’s okay to read your work and be proud of it. Doing that got me through the beginning of a busy week.
The creative life is plentiful with stories and projects to get done: a children’s book, a songwriting collaboration, podcasting, a new story idea, and a master list of pending projects waiting for me! But what else is new? Prioritize!
We all have a lot going on, in work, life, and the creative pursuit: Sometimes, chilling out with your friends and loved ones is ok.
If you’re a creative with a day-job, I’d love to hear about your projects! Say hi at @idlewy Visit idlewy.blog for more content by and for working class creatives!
Today’s episode is an experiment so we can find more ways to showcase you, the working class creator, on this podcast! In this episode, I bring you Troy Jackson, a creative based out of Memphis, who will be reciting his poetry, as well as providing some underscoring for the episode. Take it away, Troy!
Overcoming a broken outline after you’ve done a few drafts…
I wanted to breakdown a massive breakthrough I had while writing the third draft of my children’s book from scratch once again. I talk to myself about the method I used to solve the problem when the previous versions were completely void of dramatic momentum.
Also, thanks to my amazing wife, the poetry manuscript is complete! A quick update on the roadblocks of self publication and what is left to do before I get to publish!
I’d love to hear how you stay creative with a dayjob! You can find me here: Twitter and Instagram!
Big show today! We’re back in business featuring a personal essay in dramatic form! The Time We Had, by Susana Ramirez.
Susana Ramirez is a wife and mother of two. She is the Founder of Save The Sharks, a South Florida non-profit organization working to promote healthier shark populations through education, research and outreach. Susana immigrated from Cuba, living in Finland before settling in the U.S. She began writing at an early age, focusing on conservation work throughout the world. Today, she understands the power in having a voice and hopes her words can have an impact on others, leading to a global shift on how humans interact with wild animals and their environments.