planning a creative week

What are you creating this week? Don’t forget to map it out and think about how you’ll hold yourself accountable.

This week, for me, was all about friends and family. A funeral and a 70th birthday party clashed, causing possible tension, even friction. But the same creative process that makes a work project happen wins through in family life too and, in the end, everyone’s intention to honor two different lives in two different ways came together, beautifully.

On the blog, I’ve been working on a series which explains exactly what it means to go creative (it’s a state people, not a skill). Over the coming days I’ll be running posts that break that state down into its components and offer exercises that will help you establish it for yourself.

It started last week with the post: What does it mean to Go Creative? and will work through seven qualities outlined there: how to go curious, go courageous, go enthusiastic, go enterprising, go honest, go open, go passionate and go positive over the coming days.

What about you? You can share your creative intentions in our closed Facebook group, if you’d like. There, we put the intentions in writing and talk about our challenges and successes. We call it The Creativist Cafe so why not go make yourself a drink, and join us here?

All the research shows that those who write their intentions down are far more likely to see them go from desire to done. Plus: it’s more fun together.

Go Creative! It’s Your Native State, the first book in the Go Creative! series is publishing soon. If you’d like to be the first to hear when it’s out, you can get an alert by signing up here:

I’ll also send you my free Monday Motivator and my Compendium for Creativists ebook.

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).