I have been wanting to write a series of blog posts about springtime renewal for writers for a long time. This is such a time of replenishment and hope. Everything is becoming alive. As a result, we feel inspired to be more and do more.
The buds are forming on the trees and shrubs, signaling new life. Birds are chirping outside my window. I even saw a few cardinals in my cedar trees for the first time yesterday. They have been singing and chirping to each other. There is nothing as lively as cardinals to grace our spring landscape.
There is so much to say that’s positive about spring, such as longer days, warmer temps, sunnier mornings, warmer breezes, backyards that are beckoning decluttering and cleaning up, garages that need to be decluttered, and other stuff that keep hanging over our heads.
Wouldn’t it be great to use the same metaphors to renew and revitalize our writing life? Wouldn’t it be great to be more productive and declutter parts of our writing life so that we can be most productive during spring and beyond? Wouldn’t it be great if we took this time to clean of our desk and perhaps shed some bad habits so that you could move into the second quarter of the year confidently?
I have always felt more positive during spring. No longer do we have to wear our heavy winter clothes. We can actually shed all of our layers and enjoy the outdoors with bare skin. What can we shed in our writing career so that we can feel freer and more autonomous? Is there something that you can do that is getting in the way of your productivity? Is there someone who keeps distracting you when you sit down to write? Is there someone who keeps adding layers to your day that are counterproductive to your productivity and that may actually stifle your writing time?
I know we all have so much to shed during the spring season. Start with things in your environment, those extra file folders that are sitting around in your office that are no longer needed, pens that no longer work, piles of paper that have no purpose that should probably be in the garage bin or filed away, and old blotters that are no longer functional. Then once you clear your physical environment, home, office, and desktops, you can start decluttering your writing life so that you can be at your best.
In this e-book, I will outline and examine fifteen new habits that you should try to develop to be your best. These habits, when learned and practiced, can do a great deal to ensure that you roll into spring in the strongest way that you can.
Nothing is as freeing and authentic as the writer’s life. And spring is one of the best times to really reinvent some of your old habits by being a mindful writer. Then you will be the most productive and fulfilled that you can be during spring and beyond. May this be a great journey for you.
If you’d like to see the companion book to our reflections this month, just double click on this link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1139404
Until Next Time!