#AuthorsMind The Art of Being an Author

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I absolutely love being a creative mind. There is something about having a blank canvas, sheet of paper, or page (Word document) in front of you that represents the endless possibilities and excites me. Knowing the world I create has numerous options and a vast number of creative outlets is a thrilling thing.

I’m infatuated with the notion of getting to know the inner workings of these characters. I know most of the authors of the world sound crazy or quite possibly schizophrenic when they speak of hearing voices. We are all a touch off kilter. It doesn’t diminish the truth of the matter.

the voices are real and have a tendency to be rather demanding.

I have been awakened from sleep by a few and kept awake the entire night writing out the information I’ve been given. I have had times where I am in the middle of a shower and had to jump out to jot something down. 

These are examples of the “negative” side of living with a creative mind.

there are times when I have to be antisocial and somewhat of a loner in order to deal with the voices that have taken over my brain. I’ve had days without sleep and limited eating because I am so immersed in a world I am creating. 

The “writing cave” is and can be your best friend. It can also be your worst enemy if you allow it to completely consume you. Don’t lose yourself to it.

I have the greatest friends. They know when to pull me out of my own mind. They rescue me from myself some most days.

There are times when I doubt myself, my “craft,” and my ability. I’m human. I look at things that inspire me to press beyond the doubt and fear. I will share a couple with you.

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The world needs creative minds and imaginative individuals. The beauty of this life would be lost without them. Don’t allow yourself to be caught up in the negative or what the “naysayers” have to say. If being creative is the first thing on your mind when you wake up then run with it. Literally, if that is your outlet. You will be amazed at who you inspire and how much happier you can be when you do.

From one creative mind to another: 

     Dream big and allow your voice to be heard. The world needs it. 

*Rose S.*

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Move on. Time waits for … #Fighton

I guess today is one of those days where I’m taking a moment to reflect and review. This year is a milestone year for me and I feel completely inadequate. It’s seven days into the new year and I already don’t feel equipped to take it on. With this thought and fact in mind, I feel a desperate need for inspiration.

I believe we all have a moment or moments where we feel like we are coasting through life and need to do some evaluating. I’ve reached that point. I’ve lived so much of my life for other people that I woke up one morning and realized I had no sense of who I was.

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I have lived quite a bit of life in the short time that I’ve been on this earth. It’s unnerving when I think about the places I’ve seen and what I’ve accomplished. The fact that there is something in me that is still pushing for more, willing to strive for more is shocking.

I’ve heard on so many ocassions, “I could never do that” or “I’d be scared out of my mind to just up and go like that.” I’ve never been that person to fear the unknown in that manner. I embrace it and run toward it. Still, I sit in front of my computer today and wonder what is the next step? Where is the road leading me?

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I don’t know. I know that there is truth in the featured image for this post. If it is weighing you down and causing you to feel limited and unhappy, it’s time to let it go. I know for a fact that it hurts like hell to do so. I feel the pain of it, the pressure from it, but know, in the end, my joy will multiply once I say goodbye to what’s holding me back.

I love the following quote because there is so much wisdom in the words. It is a reminder that life is hard and you must be ready to do battle to get what it is that you want. The thing it doesn’t say is remaining unhappy, seek sadness, struggle and endure sadness to obtain your goals.

“The longer you wait for something, the more you appreciate it when it finally arrives. The harder you fight for something, the more priceless it becomes once you achieve it. The more pain you endure on your journey, the sweeter the arrival at your destination. Remember… all good things are worth waiting for and fighting for.”