Episode 138 – Future Thinking: Where do I truly want to go?

Over the next couple of episodes, Lucinda and Mariëlle will be diving into the topic of Future Thinking and how it can benefit our creative lives. During this episode, Mariëlle will guide you into meditation to find out, now you know who you want to be and what you want, how far you truly want to take that.

Here’s what came up during the episode:

  • Lucinda is working with bare minimum and stretch goals for her writing, and she’s smashing them!
  • Mariëlle wonders whether to use her morning writing time for her next non-fiction book, and Lucinda uses the opportunity to throw Mariëlle’s own advice back at her again
  • After the meditation, Lucinda shares the different visions she received

During the next episode, Lucinda and Mariëlle will reflect on their Future Thinking episodes and wrap the mini-series up.

What is Diving into Writing?

Diving into Writing is a podcast, brought to you by two indie authors, where we discuss best practices to create a sustainable writing career and encourage fellow writers to listen to what their hearts and souls want them to create.

Who is Diving into Writing for?

Any writer who seeks to honour their creative impulses. We are here to make you feel less alone on this journey and inspire you to stay true to yourself in your life and your creative work.

What are our promises to you?

In sharing our creative experiences with you openly and honestly, we aim to create a safe space where you can be honest about your creative dreams and desires.

Why listen to us?

We look beyond the surface of our writing practice. By diving deeply and reflecting on our own creative struggles and obstacles, we broach topics only some in the writing community are willing or ready to have.

Episode 137 – Future Thinking: Who do I truly want to be?

Over the next couple of episodes, Lucinda and Mariëlle will be diving into the topic of Future Thinking and how it can benefit our creative lives. During this episode, Mariëlle will guide you into meditation to find out what you truly want so you can start working towards your truest desire today.

Here’s what came up during the episode:

  • Lucinda is meeting her writing goals, including writing an hour a day when on holiday!
  • Mariëlle and Lucinda talk about their vision boards and that it’s not necessarily about achieving what’s on your board but moving towards it
  • When Mariëlle mentions it can be hard to get back to writing on Monday because she doesn’t write fiction on weekends, Lucinda throws Mariëlle’s own advice back at her by suggesting she doesn’t have to do the full hour…
  • Properly schooled, Mariëlle then commits to at least looking at where she was in the story on Saturdays and Sundays so the story stays fresh in her mind
  • After the meditation, Lucinda shares what came up for her during, which felt like the exact opposite of what she’d experienced last time – but was it? 

Next episode, Mariëlle will do one final Future Thinking meditation about where you truly want to in the future and how to get there.

What is Diving into Writing?

Diving into Writing is a podcast, brought to you by two indie authors, where we discuss best practices to create a sustainable writing career and encourage fellow writers to listen to what their hearts and souls want them to create.

Who is Diving into Writing for?

Any writer who seeks to honour their creative impulses. We are here to make you feel less alone on this journey and inspire you to stay true to yourself in your life and your creative work.

What are our promises to you?

In sharing our creative experiences with you openly and honestly, we aim to create a safe space where you can be honest about your creative dreams and desires.

Why listen to us?

We look beyond the surface of our writing practice. By diving deeply and reflecting on our own creative struggles and obstacles, we broach topics only some in the writing community are willing or ready to have.

Episode 136 – Future Thinking: Who am I truly?

Over the next couple of episodes, Lucinda and Mariëlle will be diving into the topic of Future Thinking and how it can benefit our creative lives. During this episode, Mariëlle will guide you into meditation to find out who you truly are, and how you can start becoming the truest version of yourself today.

Here’s what came up during the episode:

  • Over the past four weeks, Lucinda has gone from writing 15 minutes a day to 30 minutes!
  • Mariëlle is just finishing up her last Kickstarter and is itching to get working on the book for her next Kickstarter
  • After the meditation, Lucinda shares what came up for her during, which was NOT what she’d expected

What is Diving into Writing?

Diving into Writing is a podcast, brought to you by two indie authors, where we discuss best practices to create a sustainable writing career and encourage fellow writers to listen to what their hearts and souls want them to create.

Who is Diving into Writing for?

Any writer who seeks to honour their creative impulses. We are here to make you feel less alone on this journey and inspire you to stay true to yourself in your life and your creative work.

What are our promises to you?

In sharing our creative experiences with you openly and honestly, we aim to create a safe space where you can be honest about your creative dreams and desires.

Why listen to us?

We look beyond the surface of our writing practice. By diving deeply and reflecting on our own creative struggles and obstacles, we broach topics only some in the writing community are willing or ready to have.

Episode 135 – Future Thinking: Women and their Creative Potential

Over the next couple of episodes, Lucinda and Mariëlle will be diving into the topic of Future Thinking and how it can benefit our creative lives. During this episode, they ask themselves whether it’s harder for women to see themselves in their full creative potential, and why that might be.

Here’s what came up during the episode:

  • Why we, as women, put pressure on ourselves
  • That both Lucinda and Mariëlle are very much still affected by how their mothers behaved as they grew up
  • That being non-conformist does not mean you’re immune to external pressures
  • That it takes time to unlearn the stories we tell ourselves about what women should and shouldn’t do and want, much to Lucinda’s chagrin
  • How important it is to remember that having the freedom to achieve ANYthing does not mean we have to achieve EVERYthing, no matter how much society tries to convince us of this
  • That, after this episode, Lucinda is no longer certain dogs are more than cats

What is Diving into Writing?

Diving into Writing is a podcast, brought to you by two indie authors, where we discuss best practices to create a sustainable writing career and encourage fellow writers to listen to what their hearts and souls want them to create.

Who is Diving into Writing for?

Any writer who seeks to honour their creative impulses. We are here to make you feel less alone on this journey and inspire you to stay true to yourself in your life and your creative work.

What are our promises to you?

In sharing our creative experiences with you openly and honestly, we aim to create a safe space where you can be honest about your creative dreams and desires.

Why listen to us?

We look beyond the surface of our writing practice. By diving deeply and reflecting on our own creative struggles and obstacles, we broach topics only some in the writing community are willing or ready to have.

Episode 134 – Future Thinking: A guided visualisation

Over the next couple of episodes, Lucinda and Mariëlle will be diving into the topic of Future Thinking and how it can benefit our creative lives. During this episode, Mariëlle guides Lucinda and their listeners into a guided visualisation that invites one to connect with their future creative selves.

Here’s what came up during the episode:

  • Mariëlle explains why she decided to create a guided visualisation for the episode
  • After the guided visualisation, Lucinda shares her experience of it and what came up for her
  • Mariëlle reminds everyone – including herself – that it’s not about getting exactly where you are in your future vision; it’s about what having that future vision in front of you drives you to do in the here and now.

What is Diving into Writing?

Diving into Writing is a podcast, brought to you by two indie authors, where we discuss best practices to create a sustainable writing career and encourage fellow writers to listen to what their hearts and souls want them to create.

Who is Diving into Writing for?

Any writer who seeks to honour their creative impulses. We are here to make you feel less alone on this journey and inspire you to stay true to yourself in your life and your creative work.

What are our promises to you?

In sharing our creative experiences with you openly and honestly, we aim to create a safe space where you can be honest about your creative dreams and desires.

Why listen to us?

We look beyond the surface of our writing practice. By diving deeply and reflecting on our own creative struggles and obstacles, we broach topics only some in the writing community are willing or ready to have.

Episode 133 – Introducing Future Thinking

Over the next couple of episodes, Lucinda and Mariëlle will be diving into the topic of Future Thinking and how it can benefit our creative lives. During this episode, they introduce the topic and discuss what a shift to Future Thinking can do to the way you are in and respond to the world.

Here’s what came up during the episode:

  • That Lucinda came to Future Thinking through her work with dogs
  • How it has changed the way Lucinda responds to her border collie Luca
  • That Mariëlle came to something similar through a meditation challenge she did last year
  • The difference between thinking about what we need to do from where we are now and from where we will be in the future 

Here’s the post Mariëlle mentioned in which she wrote about Justin Michael Williams’s Daily Power Action and meditation challenge: https://mariellessmith.substack.com/p/believe-in-miracles-and-they-might

What is Diving into Writing?

Diving into Writing is a podcast, brought to you by two indie authors, where we discuss best practices to create a sustainable writing career and encourage fellow writers to listen to what their hearts and souls want them to create.

Who is Diving into Writing for?

Any writer who seeks to honour their creative impulses. We are here to make you feel less alone on this journey and inspire you to stay true to yourself in your life and your creative work.

What are our promises to you?

In sharing our creative experiences with you openly and honestly, we aim to create a safe space where you can be honest about your creative dreams and desires.

Why listen to us?

We look beyond the surface of our writing practice. By diving deeply and reflecting on our own creative struggles and obstacles, we broach topics only some in the writing community are willing or ready to have.

Episode 132 – Check-in time, or why it’s so important to keep reflecting on your progress

During this episode, Lucinda and Mariëlle talked about their goals for the first quarter and what they’re hoping to move towards in the next.

Here’s what came up during the episode:

  • The mystery podcast Mariëlle was interviewed for is The Rebel Author Podcast. The episode comes out 10 April 2024.
  • That there’s a point to doing these check-ins! Both Lucinda and Mariëlle are doing much better than they thought before hitting the record button. 
  • Lucinda is working on her writing every day again, for fifteen minutes at least. 
  • Mariëlle isn’t doing yoga as much as she’d like to, but she is nailing her walking goals each month, and she’s finally established a daily Reiki habit. 

What is Diving into Writing?

Diving into Writing is a podcast, brought to you by two indie authors, where we discuss best practices to create a sustainable writing career and encourage fellow writers to listen to what their hearts and souls want them to create.

Who is Diving into Writing for?

Any writer who seeks to honour their creative impulses. We are here to make you feel less alone on this journey and inspire you to stay true to yourself in your life and your creative work.

What are our promises to you?

In sharing our creative experiences with you openly and honestly, we aim to create a safe space where you can be honest about your creative dreams and desires.

Why listen to us?

We look beyond the surface of our writing practice. By diving deeply and reflecting on our own creative struggles and obstacles, we broach topics only some in the writing community are willing or ready to have.

Episode 131 – Making promises to your creative self

During this episode, Lucinda and Mariëlle (reluctantly) discuss the promises they would like to make to their creative selves.

Here’s what came up during the episode:

  • The difference between promises that feel more ‘meta’ and those that are more practical
  • That making promises to yourself is a very personal trajectory: what Mariëlle decided to promise her creative self is something Lucinda has already mastered, and vice versa
  • Lucinda promises to show up for her creative self
  • Mariëlle promises to show up for the physical body that is her creative self’s current home

Mariëlle’s current Kickstarter runs until the 21st of March, and you can check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mswordsmith/listentoyourheart?ref=35eav2

What is Diving into Writing?

Diving into Writing is a podcast, brought to you by two indie authors, where we discuss best practices to create a sustainable writing career and encourage fellow writers to listen to what their hearts and souls want them to create.

Who is Diving into Writing for?

Any writer who seeks to honour their creative impulses. We are here to make you feel less alone on this journey and inspire you to stay true to yourself in your life and your creative work.

What are our promises to you?

In sharing our creative experiences with you openly and honestly, we aim to create a safe space where you can be honest about your creative dreams and desires.

Why listen to us?

We look beyond the surface of our writing practice. By diving deeply and reflecting on our own creative struggles and obstacles, we broach topics only some in the writing community are willing or ready to have.

Episode 130 – How to show up for your creative self

During this episode, Lucinda and Mariëlle talk about whether or not they’re showing up for their creative selves right now, and, if not, how they can start doing that more

Here’s what came up during the episode:

  • Lucinda confesses she’s not been showing up for her creative self she’d like to for quite some time now
  • Mariëlle, on the other hand, feels like she’s been showing up more for her creative self now than she’s ever done before
  • Hearing Mariëlle talk about losing yourself in your writing, Lucinda remembered what that felt like, and it made her determined to keep setting that intention to write every day for herself 
  • How important it is to know for yourself just how much pressure is ideal for you to keep moving forwards

Mariëlle next Kickstarter goes live on 5 March, and you can follow it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mswordsmith/listentoyourheart?ref=35eav2

You can find Mariëlle’s 52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner here: https://mswordsmith.nl/journal

What is Diving into Writing?

Diving into Writing is a podcast, brought to you by two indie authors, where we discuss best practices to create a sustainable writing career and encourage fellow writers to listen to what their hearts and souls want them to create.

Who is Diving into Writing for?

Any writer who seeks to honour their creative impulses. We are here to make you feel less alone on this journey and inspire you to stay true to yourself in your life and your creative work.

What are our promises to you?

In sharing our creative experiences with you openly and honestly, we aim to create a safe space where you can be honest about your creative dreams and desires.

Why listen to us?

We look beyond the surface of our writing practice. By diving deeply and reflecting on our own creative struggles and obstacles, we broach topics only some in the writing community are willing or ready to have.

Episode 129 – Goal check-in and starting small when implementing habits

During this episode, Lucinda and Mariëlle check in with the goals they set for this quarter and discuss what is and isn’t working for them.

Here’s what came up during the episode:

Lucinda is smashing her non-writing goals, but she needs a new plan for her writing ones

Mariëlle is well on her way to achieving the goals she’s written down at the start of the year

Mariëlle suggests starting small and work up to the habit(s) you hope to create

Both Lucinda and Mariëlle shamelessly plugged the YouTube channel Yoga with Adriene

Mariëlle next Kickstarter goes live on 1 March, and you can follow it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mswordsmith/listentoyourheart?ref=35eav2

What is Diving into Writing?

Diving into Writing is a podcast, brought to you by two indie authors, where we discuss best practices to create a sustainable writing career and encourage fellow writers to listen to what their hearts and souls want them to create.

Who is Diving into Writing for?

Any writer who seeks to honour their creative impulses. We are here to make you feel less alone on this journey and inspire you to stay true to yourself in your life and your creative work.

What are our promises to you?

In sharing our creative experiences with you openly and honestly, we aim to create a safe space where you can be honest about your creative dreams and desires.

Why listen to us?

We look beyond the surface of our writing practice. By diving deeply and reflecting on our own creative struggles and obstacles, we broach topics only some in the writing community are willing or ready to have.