Wednesday, January 8, 2014

IWSG: Let it Go!

For this first IWSG, with many thanks to founder and Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, I just want to share a few little tidbits that have encouraged this last month.

Shared on the IWSG facebook page in December:

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." - Les Brown

And a song from Disney's Frozen, partly because I just love the sound of Idina Menzel's voice, but partly because of some of the idea in the song.

Let's let go of the idea of absolute perfection, and let the powers of creativity go! But let's not hide in a frozen wasteland while we're doing it. :)





Now, there's a part of me that thinks, wait, but maybe a frozen wasteland is the best place for all the bad ideas. And that might be true. But let's not hide our creativity in a starved, unloved corner of our souls - let it go! Play with it, enjoy it, shape the words into a beautiful castle with solid foundations of daily practice!

And I'll try my best to take my own advice and do the same. :)

20 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Let go like a child lets go - with no inhibitions!

Julie Luek said...

I love the idea of entertaining ideas and letting them grow rather than nipping them prematurely. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Those ideas can take us wonderful places.

I just loved that movie!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Planning to shoot for the moon this year. Hopefully I will find myself among the stars.

cleemckenzie said...

Totally agree. Aim high and do your best!

Julie Flanders said...

Love this! What a perfect post to kick off another year of the IWSG. :)

Emma Adams said...

I loved Frozen! I've had the soundtrack stuck in my head for days. :)

S.K. Anthony said...

Love this song! Thanks for making it an inspiration for IWSG post, its perfect ;)

Laura said...

I really want to see Frozen, I've heard great things about it. That's a great quote :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Yes, we need to embrace our ideas and our writing. And I need to see Frozen. My daughter loved it.

Barbara Watson said...

I like the idea of playing with words rather than 'writing.' It sounds so much less intimidating. :-)

Nancy Gideon said...

Perfect video for creative expression. Thanks for sharing!!

Drea Moore said...

Thank you for sharing :) I love exploring half formed ideas and seeing where they will go.

M. J. Joachim said...

Solid advice! Thanks for sharing :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - yes, exactly like that!

Julie - yes, ideas need to be allowed to have a time of growth before we hack at them with pruning shears

L. Diane - Yes, they do take us wonderful places. And I loved that movie too. :)

Rachna - you will!

C.Lee - exactly!!!

Julie - Thanks!

Emma - my family bought a CD of the soundtrack for me for Christmas - great music!

SK - me too, and thanks!

Laura - It's a good movie. And Thanks!

Natalie - Yes, embracing our creativity is the way to go!

Barbara - yes, playing with words is way more fun!

Nancy - Thanks for stopping by!

Drea - it's exciting, isn't it?

MJ - Thanks for stopping by!

Misha Gericke said...

Letting go is hard. But gripping onto everything means that nothing can happen.

stu said...

It's one of those pieces of advice that's easier to give than to put into practice.

Deborah Osborne said...

I love that song and have been listening to it on a loop for the past few days while I write.

I'd like to vote for the creativity in frozen waste lands too. They are very beautiful, as longa s you're not stood in one without gloves and boots on.

Cherie Colyer said...

Great advice and I like that song too. Thanks for sharing.

readfaced said...

Way to start off the new year! Thanks for your inspiring post.

Leanne ( http://readfaced.wordpress.com )