The Creative Kraken

According to the calendar it has only been 3 weeks since I left my full-time job.

It feels like a lifetime ago. (If I was a cat I think I might be on my last life…how many have I had now? That may be a good topic for another post…)

In any event, it was only 3 weeks ago that I left full-time work for part-time work. My overarching goal is to spend more time on my writing to see what I can make of it.

In that short time I have begun to acclimate to my new, completely different, schedule – and the kids’ school and sports schedules. (Hey, yeah, high school sports take up a lot of time.)

I have also written 2,500 words for Book Two of the Scottsville Exposed series; written blog posts and posted a few Instagram updates for both vinegar and vanilla and dreams in french; begun to slowly resuscitate Nadine’s Facebook page and launched a Facebook page for vinegar and vanilla.

I’ve barely scratched the surface.

See, here’s the thing: there is so much creative thought and potential projects in my head and my heart (and my files and my laptop and notebooks) that I am:

A) surprised

B) a little worried

It’s like now that I have the time to open the door to my creative life a little wider I can see what’s in that space.

It looks like a hoarder’s lair.

There are piles and piles of poems in various stages of completion, a few short stories, at least two novels begun and left to wither on the vine, blog ideas, photos to post, lists and lists of ideas for promotion, monetization, cross-pollination, actualization, fruition, creation, amazingnation….(I just made that word up, I kinda like it)…well, you see where I am going with this.

To switch metaphors on you I have essentially unleashed my creative Kraken.

And she is big.

And strong.

And has a lot of arms.

I’m a little scared of her.

Bravely,

Jessica

 


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