Your Creative Intentions: The Monday Post ~ January 5, 2015

Miranda from StudioMothers writes a weekly goals post (see below). I follow it sporadically–mostly when I’m reading my feed and it shows up–but I would like to be more intentional about it.

My goals last week were:
* Complete lessons 6 and 7 of my Editing class (yes)
* Work on my novel for 20 minutes 3 times during the week (no, I only did one stretch of novel writing)
* Write 2 pieces of flash fiction (yes)
* Spend 1 hour reading (yes)
* Finish the hat I started knitting (not finished, but progress made)

This week my goals are:
* Complete lessons 8 and 9 of my Editing class
* Work on my novel for 20 minutes 3 times during the week
* Write 2 pieces of flash fiction
* Spend 1 hour reading a book (I’d like to read more, but practically, one hour a week is stretching it for me some weeks.)
* Finish the hat I started knitting

(Goals can carry over from week to week, right?)

Studio Mothers: Life & Art

Mary Oliver quote

Welcome to the first Monday Post of 2015!

A regular creative practice — a daily practice, if possible — is key to staying in touch with how you make meaning. Key to living, not postponing. (Let’s all agree to give up on “someday.”)

What are your plans for creative practice this week? Given the specifics of your schedule, decide on a realistic intention or practice plan — and ink that time in your calendar. The scheduling part is important, because as you know, if you try to “fit it in” around the edges, it generally won’t happen. An intention as simple as “I will write for 20 minutes every morning after breakfast” or “I will sketch a new still life on Wednesday evening” is what it’s all about. If appropriate, use time estimates to containerize your task, which can make a daunting project feel more accessible.

Share your intentions or goals…

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