Did you miss Inspired, my online writing retreat? If so, here’s some thoughts about it. Plot spoiler: it was AMAZING.
However, it can be hard to find some like-minded tribe to support your writing. Writing, in particular, doesn’t seem to lend itself to community because writing is most often something we do alone in the privacy of our own homes. Nevertheless, I still think community is key to productive writing because writing alone and in self-imposed isolation is tough, if not outright impossible.
I’m building new communities of people and relationships with others to support people in their creative ventures. I'm also thinking about how to have more joy in writing. What might shift for us as writers and people if we looked for those moments in which writing feels joyful and creative? What if we allowed struggle and joy to overlap? Struggle and joy in the creative process might be better thought of as a both/and than an either/or.