I remember that i told you a few weeks back about the importance of finding a mentor. I have been listening to audio seminars conducted by Glenn Dietzel. He really stresses the importance of a mentoring team as well as deep self reflection. I used to think of writing as the end goal. Now, i believe with all of the changes in publishing; that you must be thinking, at all times, on the best way to utilize what you write as not only an art form but also a business. You can’t live on art alone :)!
I think he is right. I know that i always have a million ideas floating around in my head; but for some reason, it takes a titanic strength of will just to get them all written down and then another huge wave of commitment to do the rewrites. I don’t know if it is always this difficult for other writer’s; but, i find that so many things become distractions. I do my best to weed out the ones that matter little and to prioritize the ones that truly matter in my life.
I am enjoying the online seminar’s that Glenn Dietzel is doing and i find that they are very uplifting and encouraging. If you would like to check it out take a look: http://tinyurl.com/2fsnbg.