I get this question quite a bit when people find out that I write.
“What do you write about?”
The short answer: A little bit of everything.
Or: Whatever needs to be written.
The long answer is more involved. The topic areas I cover (for nonfiction) are creativity, social media, and disability/diabetes. Writing about planning falls under creativity because it can help make room for more creativity in our lives.
When it comes to fiction, I write romance, fantasy, and young adult. Topics vary from project to project.
I also write articles, short stories, and poems. One of my personal projects this year is a daily haiku. You can follow that on my Instagram.
That’s not exactly the full answer, but it’s a good start when it comes to what I write.
My question for you is: What do you prefer to write? If you’re not a writer, what do you prefer to read?
Since I mentioned the difficulty I was having with “just not feeling it” yesterday, I thought I would share a few motivational ideas with you.
Once I got started, I wrote about 1,400 words. I credit it to a couple things.
1. BICHOK – Butt in chair, hands on keyboard.
2. Productivity music. I mentioned Evan Carmichael’s YouTube channel yesterday, but he has a couple music playlists: #EntVibes and Productive Music for Work. I listen to them both frequently. Neither one is better than the other, in my experience.
Something else that helps, but I (admittedly) don’t do very often is going for a walk. It doesn’t have to be very far, but be safe.
Doodle/draw/sketch. It doesn’t matter what you want to call it.
Watch the sunrise or sunset.
Take the cliched advice to stop and smell the roses (or whatever flower you prefer).
Sometimes it doesn’t really matter what we do as long as we do something. We can only do so much before we have to do some self-care and refill our well. With as much as I talk about the importance of creativity in everyday life, I don’t often remind you that it’s not an unending supply. You have to do things to refill your well. These are just a few.