I love a good brainstorm! This is when all your creative energies surface together and crash into your imagination. It allows you to test your imagination’s limits–and stretch it in ways you had not thought about before.
A brainstorm is a writer’s best friend.
With any storm, they seem to come out of nowhere, and are more powerful than thought. You must remember that you wield the wind and rains which come in these storms. They should never overwhelm you, startle you or through you off balance!
Brainstorming is different from “The Flow” because the source is different. Brainstorming is internal while “The Flow” is external. Brainstorms come out of the blue, while “The Flow” has to be experienced, tapped into even. It’s a current more, while a brainstorm is a circuit. Embrace that and channel it.
There is no need for you as a writer to ask permission to create. You cannot be subject to this! You must have the wherewithal to work in the midst of doubt, or doubt in the midst of work. Permission is one of those thing which rely on just the freedom of the self. Are you able to release the thoughts of other people as it relates to what you want to create–so you can create?
If you cannot, you will ever wait for someone to grant you the freedom you need to have for yourself–and be dependent on it.
Even work you delay is written one word at a time.
In finding the bravery to keep going to complete your work, understand the doubts will come. They will try and root. They will whisper to you. They will discourage you. But have courage, fellow oracle. Have courage!
Continue the work. Finish the work–one word at a time.