Take the entire month to create a single piece of work or art. Every day develop it a little further- your work can be undone, redone, and altered as often as you choose, but keep one singular goal in mind. What can you do when you focus your effort on writing a novel, recording an album, perfecting a painting, or stitching together an amazing costume? Remember, like all the goals of The Brave New, the point is to see what happens. The point isn't to force a magnum opus, but rather to let yourself go in pursuit of one thing.
Simply make one single new thing over the course of the month.
Why:All too often in our frenetic lives we spread ourselves thin, frantically trying to accomplish as many things as possible and getting swept up in a wave of anxiety. Sometimes in an attempt to do as much as possible, we forget the beauty in focusing on doing one thing- and doing it well. Try to capture the meditative quality of pouring yourself into one goal!
Bonus points!See if you can invoke a new skill you've picked up in the course of the Brave New to create this thing. What was the skill you picked up in February? Were there any people you met in January that inspired you to direct yourself somehow?
An Interesting Coincidence!What-ho? It just so happens that November is also NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH? Feeling like you need a nudge to give you some impetus? Maybe NaNoWriMo is something you too would like to try your hand at!
Resources:NaNoWriMo.org - National Novel Writing Month! Join up with thousands of people who
support each other in the attempt to bang out a big in the month of November!
Brave Newbie Writers
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- The Eskhaton The life and times of Cub, an adventurer I respect blossoming with energy who sucks the marrow out of life.
- This Tumblr Will Change Your Life Part instruction manual, part therapy, part religious cult, part sheer anarchy, this is a day-to-day quest very similar to “This Book Will Change Your Life”