Writer Unboxed Un-Conference, Day 2

Day 1 and 2 of the Writer Unboxed Un-Conference are in the bag. Today’s brand of awesome brought to you by Lisa Cron, Brunonia BarryRay Rhamey. Something happens when you surround yourself with like-minded creatives – the whole of your individuality shines that much brighter. Be they peers or those you aspire to be like, something otherworldly happens. The air crackles with fevered anticipation, your brain lapping at every conversation like a deer to water.

Holly Kuchera,  Yarn Tangle via Flickr

Holly Kuchera, Yarn Tangle via Flickr

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A Confession

I have a confession.

Deep breath.

This whole blogging business is hard work. The how-to articles and you-can-do-it interviews make it seem easy. Write a few words and slap on a pretty graphic. People will clamor to read your words. Businesses will throw their products at you for sponsorship. Your inbox will explode from the sheer volume of new reader love letters. Greatness is upon you! Blog blog blog your way to success and significance!

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Why Behind My What of Writing

I haven’t written to you in more than a month. I haven’t written on the adventures of the Salvador Family Circus in more than 3 weeks. Summer vacation is an easy fallback excuse for letting my commitments wane. But that’s not my excuse. Simply put, I lost the why to my vision. The why to my what had slipped from my ever loosening grip.

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Robert Stadler’s question mark installation in Paris by Domink, via Flickr

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