Last week I wrote about The Five Minute Miracle, a short meditation I was going to try to see if it helped open up my imagination.
The You Tube video I’d found, the Five Minute Miracle, was a short guided meditation that focused on imagination. Nicola asked for feedback to see how it went.
Truthfully…I’m not sure.
I was going to try using this meditation before writing for a week, although a few days I jumped right into work and forgot to start with the meditation. I only did this particular meditation four times before sitting down to write.
It seemed that it helped. But, I also wondered if it truly helped, or if my awareness of it made it seem like it did. You know how your friend gets a new, silver Volkswagen bug…and suddenly, that’s all you see are VW bugs on the road?
I think I’ll need to work with this one more to see if there are any noticeable differences.
Here’s a few affirmations for a writer’s imagination:
- A colorful imagination makes my writing more interesting.
- My imagination is fertile ground for creativity in my writing.
- What I write is even better than I imagine.
- I use my imagination for positive and creative purposes.
- My imagination fuels the creations of my words.
- I have infinite imagination and can visualize the worlds I create with my writing.
Y: Young Adult
Here’s a few affirmations for those that write in the Young Adult genre.
- Memorable characters abound in my Young Adult writing.
- The details I add bring my Young Adult novel to life.
- My Young Adult voices are realistic.
- My Young Adult books tell meaningful stories.
- My Young Adult characters are well-developed and believable.
- My Young Adult stories are diverse, imaginative, and unique.
My experiences provide rich fodder for my writing.
My life experiences gives me wisdom.
Emotions from my own experiences are conveyed in my writing.
People I’ve met provide a wealth of negative and positive traits for my characters.
Experiences in my past make great building blocks in my stories.
I use what I know in my writing.
The world I know provides a wealth of writing material.
W: WRITING GROUPS
I am a member of an awesome writing group.
The people I need for this particular part of my writing journey enter my life.
The best people to be in my authors circle are in my life, or on their way.
I actively participate in my writing group and gain knowledge and support.
My writing groups enhance my life as an author, adding depth, focus and clarity to my writing.
My writing is stronger and more polished from my writing group’s critiques and comments.
My writing group is a tremendous network, bringing writing opportunities and new authors to my writing world.
I have a unique voice that shines through in my writing.
I choose the appropriate narrative voice for each project.
My voice is authentic.
I say things in my own distinctive way.
My voice sets me apart from the crowd.
I have something special to say.
I have a unique way of saying what’s in my mind.
Are these affirmations about writing, or about life? Maybe a little bit of both today. I was probably influenced by another blog I just wrote, about a most unusual, uncommon kind of hiker. Ron Ulrich hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2012 – all 2,660 miles in 26 weeks, wearing 26 different wedding dresses. (See post here, with a picture of him at the end of the trail in his final wedding dress.)
As our writing reflects our life and our own personalities, I’m thinking that the more uniqueness we have in our daily life, the more uncommon our writing will be. And that’s a good thing, to not always be in the middle of the herd, the same as everyone else.
Here are a few affirmations. Use them for your writing. Or, adapt them and use for any aspect of your life.
- My writing reflects my own unique voice.
- I make my writing my own.
- My stories and characters are uncommon and different.
- I follow my own writing path.
- My writing shows that I am an uncommon individual, with my own fingerprint in life.
- I blaze my own trail in my writing career.
- I meld the best aspects of everything I see into my own uncommon style.
T: TIME FOR WRITERS
Rich or poor, healthy or ill – we all get the same amount of time.
I choose to use part of my allotted time for my love of writing.
I consistently choose to use part of my daily time to write.
I may write, or I may brainstorm, research, outline, or edit.
I honor my writing by creating time in my day for my craft.
I am a writer. It is part of me.
Each day I honor my writing by creating time in my life for my craft.
Each day, every day, I write.
Here’s some affirmations for research. As always, feel free to change any to reflect your own voice and needs.
My research adds details to my writing, creating a realistic scene.
Research helps make my characters believable.
I easily locate the sources I need for my research.
The research tools I need cross my path as if by magic.
I make contact with the experts I need that share their experience and expertise with me.
I have a system in place that keeps my research organized and makes it easy to locate key information.
I easily collect the information I need.
I know when I need more research.
I know when to stop collecting data and start writing.