How to fuse ideas into writing projects
By Emma Palova
My Taurus horoscope is 99 percent on target. I truly am on informational overload from all sides: Work, family, nature and summer.
I overwhelm myself and others with infinite ideas, feelings and emotions.
According to my horoscope, I should organize a flow chart. It would be more like the river Mississippi with its sandy bluffs.
Heck, I don’t even use a calendar unless I have to. I’ve never used a watch in my entire life; yet I am always on time.
The fact of the matter is that I am afraid of time; not of aging. I am afraid of time as a physical quantity.
Our Lowell Area Chamber director Liz uses a linear calendar for the entire year.
It drives me nuts to see all those days in a row.
However, I do use outlines for complex writing projects like the memoir Greenwich Meridian: Where East meets West, that I am trying to finish.
I have re-worked the outline several times. I have involved my mother Ella in it.
I use journals, both digital and paper. I use apps like One Note to improve my productivity. I have formed a writer’s group on Facebook Writers Loop and joined Lowell Writes.
The most difficult times are when the project ideas fuse together in my head.
Then, I do a drive around to pull it all together and I meditate near a body of water.
“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.”
Don’t forget to pick up the July print issue of The Grand Rapids Magazine and my book “Shifting Sands Short Stories” @Schuler Books in GR and Lansing.
I will have another series of author’s events in the West Michigan region and @LowellArts.
For more info on LowellArts go to https://www.lowellartsmi.org
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