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This week I’m on the finishing stretch for How To Create Anything which is going to my new editor at the end of the month.

I’ll also be creating some fun time in my favorite American city, San Francisco. The conference is now over and it’s time for a day or two’s relaxation. (Here’s a post about why I just love this city)

I’m hooking up with Roving Jay too. She’s in LA these months and has travelled up to SF so we can work on some new ALLi courses together.

I love working online and Jay and I work really well that way but there’s nothing like face-to-face, so it’s great for us to have this opportunity. As she and I are both veggie, we intend to sample SF’s famous vegan scene (here’s Leo from zen habits on his recommends)

Mr Derek Murphy is joining us for lunch tomorrow. He was at the conference, but we were both too busy to connect properly. I predict an indie author fringe event may well be created there.

And I’ll be further pondering our theme of the week, creative failure.

What about you?

What are your creative intentions for this week? Are you stretching yourself, going for what matters most. One way to check is whether you find you’re failing enough.

When we look at our failures, great feelings of discomfort can arise. Creative anxiety needs to be managed, so we can take risks from a place of safety.

On Wednesday next, our f-r-e-e-writing prompt will help you do just that, and explore the question of your own creative fails more deeply. (You can hear about mine on the Go Creative! Show, see below)

Till next time, have a creative week — and do let me know what you’re up to, by email, or more publicly, in the guestbook.

Happy Hatchings!


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Orna Ross
Author: Orna Ross

Orna Ross is an award-winning novelist and poet, advocate for self-publishing and, as Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, "one of the 100 most influential people in publishing" (The Bookseller).