Last week I was at Digital Book World 2019 and I had a great time and learned lots. Happy to be back in my London study, and back to my own creative work. Are you looking forward to the creative week ahead? Do you know what you intend to create this week? Our theme for creative flow practice this week will be: Going Deep to .
Below is the map of my creative intentions for my author business for this week (Week 38 Q3 2019), under the hats a creative entrepreneur must wear: maker, manager, marketer. Do you know yours? Join us to map your creative week.
Takeaway from Digital Book World 2019: How Creatives Must Go Wide and Deep
Last week I was at Digital Book World (DBW), talking about independent author publishing in general and author publishing in particlar. And catching up with what DBW calls “the big wide world of publishing”.
It was a terrific conference again, a highlight of my year.
I was also honored to be shortlisted for the DBW awards. The award was for “publishing commentator of the year”, which isn’t really what I do and it went to the great Jane Friedman, who does that superlatively.
The conference was particularly good on artificial intelligence and other technology that’s going to make a difference to authors, and other creatives, over the coming years.
It all got me thinking about creative success and its source, in the busy and technologized space we live in.
How we need to know to use good tech and tools, yes, but only in the context of also knowing how to go deep when we need to tap into creative flow.
Those two together.
Otherwise, we quickly become distracted or overwhelmed.
That’s what we’ll be exploring in our creative flow practice group this week: How creatives must go deep and how to stay deep, beyond the first flush of creative intention, as the inevitable challenges surface.
Mapping Creative Intentions Week 38, 2019
In our Go Creative! in Business group, each Monday we outline our creative intentions to each other. And then we follow up on a Saturday with what we’ve actually accomplished during the week. What’s unique about our group is that our report is given under the three hats a creative entrepreneur must wear: that of Maker (who produces), Manager (who processes) and Maximizer (who promotes). Join the group to map your intentions and log your accomplishments.
Here are my intentions for the coming week:
- MAKER: More chapters of Creative Self-Publishing.
- MANAGER: Get started on the OrnaRoss.com. Shop needs fixing, club will shortly reopen and a thousand other things.
- MARKETER: Back to working on ads with Sarah.
That’s what I’ll be up to in my author business. What about you? What will you be producing, processing or promoting this week?
Do pop over to our Go Creative! in Business Facebook group, where we support and motivate each other. It’s completely free, there’s no selling or self-promotion, and you can leave anytime if it isn’t the right fit for you. You’ve nothing to lose and it may be just the creative boost you need.
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Thank you. Sonas mór leat. Namaste.