One the issues with being a human is we have the innate desire to look at the “oh neat, new, and shiny.” This desire draws away from the most important thing a creative person needs to do: finish things. Halfway through the book an idea pops into the brain screaming “Hey! Check me out! I’m amazing!” And they typically are, but the problem is they all are. The short story, novel, painting, script, program code, or whatever you’re working on started as one of these “oh shiny” ideas and it’s possible it caused the abandoning of another idea. It’s an itch that either has to be meditated away, or dealt with. I choose to combat the desire by invoking a temporary truce with the project I’m working on in favor of a quick jaunt into another land.
Enter: meditative flash fiction. Continue reading “Processing: Meditative Flash Fiction”