Oh, the merry imps who set this month’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group question have posed a puzzle: “How has your creativity in life evolved since you began writing?”
When I read that, my mind flitted in a dozen directions — and then came to settle upon a recollection of walking along a city sidewalk through dry fallen leaves while gazing up at the oranges, yellows, reds, and pale greens coloring the foliage not yet fallen. Hmm. Fall colour. So everyday. Prosaic, even. But…
Then it came to me that creativity is premised on noticing. Seeing. Hearing.
For too many years I was as good as blind and deaf, energy poured into paid work. The wonderful Joanna Penn called it being a cubicle slave, thinking on how she focused on her demanding job. Then her focus shifted: She began writing, eventually leaving her career in business. I still have an office job. But the focus that fueled the aimless studies toward a fine arts degree in my earlier years have returned and that focus is no longer blurry and nebulous. It’s sharp and well-defined.
I look forward to seeing how my #IWSG siblings answered. And thanks to all who stop by and comment. You’re appreciated.
The purpose of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group is to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! #IWSG