Appreciating Those Moments of Clarity

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Isn’t it nice when an idea becomes crystal clear?

Sometimes there are moments of clarity where the next idea is so strong, it’s obvious what to do.

 

Other times, you keep pondering over an idea, knowing there’s something more pronounced underneath but not able to give it the bandwidth needed to figure it out.

Sometimes I’m just too busy and miss the opportunities right in front of me.

 

If you are anything like me, my to-do list is fifteen miles long and has everything on it; laundry, take my son glasses shopping, help get another son ready for college, figure out what to cook for dinner. When all I really want to do is sit down and write and breathe and let all my thoughts come to the surface. Of course even in my writing list, there is so much there it’s hard to figure out what I should work on first and what things would make the biggest impact now.

Just the other day I had a moment of clarity and it felt so motivating and I want more of them.

 

So I’m trying to figure out what got me to that moment and then ideas of when they’d happened before popped up in my head.

  • I’ve had moments of clarity when I’ve met someone new that inspired me.
  • Or came when I attended a writers’ conference/meeting/seminar.
  • Or when I was out and about and something triggered an idea. (Why is it always when I’m driving or in the shower?)
  • Or on those rare occasions when I have a moment to just stop and think.

And voila! Something clicks. It feels right. Confirmed inside your heart and soul.

As a writer, I want these moments more than they happen, but when they do occur I can at least now recognize it as something important and write it down and move forward with it.

Of course, now I have to find time to make it happen, but that’s an entirely different blog post!

 

Do you get these moments of clarity? Where are you when they come? And what do you do when you have one?

Happy Writing,

Denise

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Although new to the writing fiction world, Denise Colby has over 20+ years experience in marketing, creating different forms of content and copy for promotional materials. Taking the lessons learned from creating her own author brand Denise M. Colby, Denise enjoys sharing her combined knowledge with other authors. If you are interested in a marketing evaluation and would like help in developing a strategy for your author brand you can find out more here http://denisemcolby.com/marketing-for-authors/
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    Denise M. Colby loves to write words that encourage, enrich, and engage whether it’s in her blog, social media, magazine articles, or devotions. With over 20+ years’ experience in marketing, she enjoys using her skills to help other authors. She treasures the written word and the messages that can be conveyed when certain words are strung together. An avid journal writer, she usually can be found with a pen and notepad whenever she’s reading God’s word. Denise is writing her first novel, a Christian Historical Romance and can be found at www.denisemcolby.com

    @denisemcolby

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Although new to the writing fiction world, Denise Colby has over 20+ years experience in marketing, creating different forms of content and copy for promotional materials. Taking the lessons learned from creating her own author brand Denise M. Colby, Denise enjoys sharing her combined knowledge with other authors. If you are interested in a marketing evaluation and would like help in developing a strategy for your author brand you can find out more here http://denisemcolby.com/marketing-for-authors/

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