I was on the phone with another writer, who mentioned that she stops before she starts, and as a consequence, she doesn’t write the way she wants.
And I posed to her a question that just popped into my head. Her answer was nothing at all like what I’d have predicted, a surprise and a delight and something I really do wish she would go ahead and do.
Because it was such a surprise, I figured I’d pass along the question to my blog readers, because you guys always surprise me, and we’ve got such a variety of readers here.
You have just won a fellowship award from the Creativity Council. For one year, this fellowship will give you a fairly large sum of money; maybe as much as you’d have earned at your regular job, and at least enough to cover expenses, on the condition that you create something.
What would you create? If you would write something, what would be the one work that’s on your heart and which you’d take this opportunity to create?
And if your creativity lies in other areas, expand the question for yourself: what would you paint, sing, craft — what would it be? Finances are not a consideration. It’s just you and your creativity, unleashed.
What would you do?