The Genesis of an Idea
I needed me an idea. For this very blog post that you're reading, in fact.
I have been posting on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedule and that works well for me. Doesn't seem to be too overwhelming for readers and it's not so far apart that you'll forget about me. Usually, I have an idea in mind for my next blog post a day or two ahead, allowing it to compost in my subconscious.
But this time I didn't.
Which was somewhat embarrassing, seeing as how I just announced a class on ideas and people have started signing up for it.
But then I realized I could follow my own advice. And so I did. And here's what I did:
1. Set an intention that I would find an idea. I saw myself coming up with an idea.
2. Filled the well. I went looking for an idea, intention tucked firmly into my mind.
3. Acted as if I had an idea. I came back to this page and started writing. And guess what? It turned out that I did have an idea….about ideas.
And now you're reading the blog post that resulted.
Create a successful, inspired writing life: Apply the three-step process above to your search for an idea. (And come back here and report how it worked for you.)
Photograph by rolve.