For many people, flying is a passive exercise of getting from one location to the next. For some, it's the perfect time to catch up on reading or work to be completed.
My flying experience is purely meditative.
I like the window seat. I prefer it for comfort, I can legitimately lean in on one side, and somehow feel I have just a little more privacy. Maybe it's an illusion, but I thought the comfort was the only reason I preferred it. Turns out, it's a much bigger picture.
During one of my trips last year where I changed seats to help a passenger, I found myself sitting on the isle. During the flight, a very smooth one, I felt uncomfortable; ill at ease. I couldn't figure out why. I have plenty of books in my bags to read, and I have my meditations to listen to, but I knew I was missing something, but let it go.
On my return trip, where I once again sat at my window seat at 40,000 feet, I understood.
I use my flying time to...
The month of November is marked on most writers' calendars as their end-of-year push to begin (or finish) writing their book. If you are familiar with NaNoWriMo, you will know how writers use this annual challenge to accomplish their end of year goals, whatever genre they are writing.
What is NaNoWriMo?
"National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel during the thirty days of November. Now, each year on November 1st, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand-new novel. You may know this mass creative explosion by the name National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo—but that's not all that NaNoWriMo is!"
I want to support every writer who dreams of publishing their book; sharing their story, growing their brand and business and truly making an impact in the world. It's...