Sometimes you need a little bit of encouragement and be someone else's cheerleader. A creative mind isn't always spinning, the gears slow and there are days that nothing budges.
But when you have creative friends who check-in and also need accountability, there aren't many lulls. If there is, there isn't any judgement, perhaps from yourself, but they're quick to shake those free from your stubborn self.
Two girlfriends and I meet once a week for a few hours to write and bounce ideas off of one another. We've been "touring" local coffee shops, trying to find the best decaf lattes, mochaccinos, and dry lattes, which eventually all turn into decaf so we can still type without too many spelling errors.
One specific writing date, one of my girlfriends who usually reads announced that she was finally going to start writing. She's had this story in a vault in the back of her mind for years now, and joining us for writing has pushed her fears away.
How amazing is that?
Being creative can be scary, most creative people, if not all, are huge procrastinators. I think it's a fear of failure or wanting perfection. If there's a creative person out there who doesn't procrastinate, please send them my way... I must know their secret!
Do you procrastinate? Do you know why? Has a friend encouraged you to try something you've always dreamed of doing? Do you help someone with their accountability?
I'd love to hear about it!