Monday, January 6, 2020

Bibliophile's Corner

Keep Going - 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad
by Austin Kleon

Goodreads Description:
The creative life is not a linear journey to a finish line, it's a loop - so find a daily routine, because today is the only day that matters. Disconnect from the world to connect with yourself - sometimes you just have to switch to airplane mode. Keep Going celebrates getting outdoors and taking a walk (as director Ingmar Bergman told his daughter, "The demons hate fresh air"). Pay attention, and especially pay attention to what you pay attention to. Worry less about getting things done, and more about the worth of what you're doing. Instead of focusing on making your mark, work to leave things better than you found them.

Keep Going and its timeless, practical, and ethical principles are for anyone trying to sustain a meaningful and productive life.

My Thoughts:
Austin Kleon has done it again. His most recent release, Keep Going - 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad, is informative, inspirational, and as usual, humorous. In this book, he speaks to all artistic souls, and discusses the seasons of the creative life, the importance of down time, and basically, says, 'give yourself some slack.' It was just the message I needed to hear after realizing I couldn't maintain the same pace I set during NaNoWriMo. I highly recommend Keep Going to anyone who is leading a creative life.

Click here to learn more about the bestselling author, Austin Kleon.

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