Personal Development

Reverb14: Release the Unfinished

Today’s Reverb14 Prompt comes from Max Daniels:

What unfinished projects from 2014 am you willing to release now? (Regret not required.)

This is a prompt that I felt hesitant to answer because release feels like letting go forever. As I sit and think, though, I realize that release just means letting the grip go on something. It doesn’t necessarily mean that it is lost or gone forever. To that end, I am releasing my fiction novel Dreaming Sisters. I have lots of hopes, dreams, and goals for getting that  book published and turned into a screenplay, but I have to release it so that it can be free. I get the feeling my book will find its own path as I relinquish any control about exactly how it ought to be done. I don’t know exactly what that release will look like in the physical world, but right now as I write this I have released it within myself. That feels just right for right now.



5 thoughts on “Reverb14: Release the Unfinished”

  1. I think you are making a wise move to ‘release’ the idea of your novel so it can move about into the world and eventually take the form it is meant to take, whether as a novel or a screenplay or maybe even a stage play. You just never know what will happen if you fix upon one idea of what it should be – I have certainly learned that sometimes your ‘art tools’ will not always cooperate because they have a mind of their own and need to be released for full expression of what it’s meant to be =)

  2. I really feel the power of that release. That can be such an expansive place to stand – putting something down allows for both you and it to grow in ways that aren’t quite possible when you’re holding on.

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