This Writer’s Journey: Out of Alignment

Willie James and I

Episode #57

Commentary by Cindy Kochis

“ When I read, “I may not know where I am going, but I’ll be damned if I’m going back where I’ve been,” I realized there are several things I continue to drag my past projects into the NOW.”
– Cindy Kochis

The Writer’s Journey. The creative path worth wandering.

This week I took advantage of a last-minute interview cancellation to share the progress of the mind – body – spirit book I have talked about with various podcast guests. Where am I with it? Will I finish it or let it go?

Knowing when to stop watering the dead plant is key.

A question for you, when do you know when you are out of alignment with the foundation of your written project?

I admit, it felt good to sit at the computer, look out into the woods on the other side of the window, and share my thoughts. It’s important we are good to ourself when we hit the stumbling block on the creative path of our writing journey. The thing on our path that slows our progress can come in the form of self-editing, being flexible on time, the book cover graphics, interior layout, and falling out of alignment with the initial concept.

In this Pen to Paper Press Podcast episode, you will hear:
.:. The status of the mind – body – spirit book I’ve been writing for years.
.:. The delay tactic I am using to avoid finishing certain projects.
.:. Tips for self-editing.
.:. Why bata readers do not always provide the writer a list of mistakes in the book.
.:. Examples of how to find repetitive phrases in a written project.
.:. The importance of consistency.

I may not know where I am going, but I’ll be damned if I’m going back where I’ve been.
– Unknown

Here’s a short clip from my conversation with Bill Lee-Emery as a gentle reminder on the importance of the words we use. I am forever grateful for the pearls of wisdom shared by all the podcast guests.

Pour a mug of green tea for yourself and listen to this rambling from my heart at on your favorite podcast app. Until next time, remember that your words have power. Your story matters.

Bye for now.

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Podcast music by Joseph McDade

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