Creativity has been on my side. I’m ahead on my posts, and even had them post dated.

That’s been a relief for me, as I’m under a time crunch for the business.

But today, I “stopped the presses”, and changed my posting schedule. All, for a very good reason.

Today’s Lesson

When I was on my mission to find my “New Blog Of The Week”, I spent a considerable amount of time online.

I tried search engines, to no avail. I resorted to clicking on Problogger’s commenter’s links.

It was there, I found Nez.

However, it was also there, that I landed on a blogging “gold mine”.

What I found, I consider to be the most beautifully written blog post, I have ever read.

Rebecca, the author, has been writing for some time, and as soon as I read her blog post, I was hooked on her writing style.

She credits her “style” to editing, however, her creativity far outweighs editing.

To prove my point, her tag line, reads like a micro novel. (Hope you don’t mind, Rebecca)

The early career of a freelance writer can sometimes feel like whirling in circles on a carousel. Here, fantasy novelist and freelance writer Rebecca Laffar-Smith, discusses writing and the writer’s life from inspiration to publication.

I am providing a link to the post of hers, titled: Where Do Ideas Come From, which inspired me to change my blogging schedule.

In this post, she discusses, what she labels as “the waterfall effect”.

It’s a fantastic read, filled with masses of valuable information.

Today’s Assignment

Follow the above link to Rebecca’s site (Writer’s Round-About), and read the post I highlighted.

If time permits, read her post on “Australia Day”.

Come back and share your thoughts.

BTW: Rebecca also found me on Problogger’s site, visited me, and left a very compelling comment on my “Profanity” post.

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  1. *blushes* I’m truly glad you enjoyed “The Idea Waterfall”. It is wonderful to be able to provide inspiration for others simply by sharing what I’ve learnt in my own writing journey.

    Of course, I’m still wondering how my post inspired a change in your blogging schedule. *chuckles* More frequent? Less frequent? No more fear of a lack of ideas?

    Rebecca Laffar-Smith’s last blog post..Book Release: The Liar’s Diary by Patry Francis

  2. BarbaraNo Gravatar says:

    Rebecca,

    I had to “stop the press” and insert this post, and share your site with my readers. My scheduled post for today, will be tomorrows.

    I loved that beautifully written post of yours. Your wording was perfect, and the message was right on target.

    You have also inspired me to concentrate more on editing. More is not always better.

    Like I said in my comment, I have started jotting down ideas, but since I started that, I’ve become more creative, and honestly couldn’t tell you where those scraps of paper are at this time.

    Thank you for stopping by again. Yours is a site I have included in my reader, and will frequent often. I have nominated you as my writing mentor. 🙂

    Barbara’s last blog post..Stop The Press – I’m Dying To Share

  3. CatherineLNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for sharing Rebecca’s post Barbara. It’s excellent isn’t it? And it’s great that it inspired you to make a positive change.

    Now you’re ahead of yourself too. I’m guessing that tomorrow’s post is already written.

    CatherineL’s last blog post..From £1 Million To Bust: How To Turn Your Business Round Again

  4. *chuckles* That’s where Barbara is leagues ahead of me. I keep ‘meaning’ to write blog entries in advance but then procrastinate, and procrastinate, and procrastinate.

    Speaking of procrastination, do either of you have any tips to share in, “WRA’s Seven Procrastination Busters [Meme] “? I’m looking for as many solutions as others can add because sometimes my own seven just don’t cut it.

    Rebecca Laffar-Smith’s last blog post..Book Release: The Liar’s Diary by Patry Francis

  5. BarbaraNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Catherine,

    You know it…..tomorrows post is done.

    And yes, I like how I was inspired, and for the good, I believe.

    I read your blog, and you inspire me to look at things differently in business, as does Ian. Then others write about subjects I maybe wouldn’t have thought about, and I find myself learning more every day. I sometimes ask myself, is it the sharing I’m enjoying, or is it that I get to expand my brain. I think it’s a little of both.

    Barbara’s last blog post..Stop The Press – I’m Dying To Share

  6. BarbaraNo Gravatar says:

    Rebecca,

    I will check out your procrastination post and see if I can add anything. Hopefully Catherine will have time to do so, also.

    Barbara’s last blog post..Stop The Press – I’m Dying To Share

  7. CatherineLNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – I often check out blogs on different topics too. It does help you to think more creatively I think.

    Now, I will check out Rebecca’s meme thing, but it depends what it involves. I don’t like getting into these chain type posts, unless they’re relevant to my blog content and readers.

    CatherineL’s last blog post..From £1 Million To Bust: How To Turn Your Business Round Again

  8. In “Where Do Ideas Come From?”, I saw that Rebecca is a fan of writing down ideas in a notebook. I do this all the time, and ideas come in much faster than I can put them to use. If I write them down, then I don’t feel pressured to act on them now, because they’ll always be there later. She actually says it’s OK if you never refer to your notebook, because writing down ideas will keep new ideas coming. Thankfully, that seems to be true so far!

    Hunter Nuttall’s last blog post..Fighting Chain Letters With Common Sense

  9. BarbaraNo Gravatar says:

    Hunter,

    Isn’t that amazing how that works?

    With blogging, I don’t know if you can ever have too many ideas. Especially if you’re in it for the long haul.

    Barbara’s last blog post..Stop The Press – I’m Dying To Share

  10. BarbaraNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Catherine,

    I haven’t been involved in any chain type posts, but they do kind of sound like the chain emails I delete.

    I will head over to Rebecca’s blog as soon as I get my work done.

    Barbara’s last blog post..Stop The Press – I’m Dying To Share

  11. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Hunter. It really is true that if you acknowledge and accept the ideas by writing them down more will keep coming. I do look over my notes from time to time for a topic to write about but the lists are constantly growing. Sometimes they are so bulked with brilliant ideas that it is difficult to choose one to focus on.

    Rebecca Laffar-Smith’s last blog post..Book Release: The Liar’s Diary by Patry Francis

  12. Ian DennyNo Gravatar says:

    It’s a great article. Barbara, you are quickly becoming a beacon of wisdom and at the same time a sign-post to even more!

    Ian Denny’s last blog post..Struggling Or Going Bust – Think Big To Get Out Or Even Rise From The Ashes After Your Demise

  13. BarbaraNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Ian,

    I am humbled by your kind words.

    Barbara’s last blog post..A New Reality Show – How Not To Blog?