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Just a few thoughts about writing…

5 Oct

There’s something so beckoning about a blank slate; whether it’s a canvas, a white board, a piece of paper or a digital notebook. Somehow, I take comfort in opening my document and spilling whatever is in my head onto the page. My fingertips fly over the keys, tapping the keys so fast that I hardly even notice it anymore. Sometimes I’ll take a moment, and pause; reflecting in thought and concentration. Typically I’ll have music on, as there’s something about the rhythm of a song that entices me to continue and inspires me with the lyrics. Sometimes I’ll stop writing to sing out loud, when a moment strikes or a certain emotion hits. I love it. Somehow, I almost live for it. Hundreds of thousands of words falling together on a page to tell a story; to speak an emotion to the reader that potentially will never be forgotten.

I also find it interesting that I’ll sit down to write about a topic, and find the words fall out of my head on something else entirely. As if they are so eager to be read that they shove the other words who were waiting patiently out of the way. Sometimes to be briefly forgotten about entirely.

I am writing a book

18 Nov

This is my official and not so official announcement that I am writing a book.  It’s a book about my life as a designer.  I’ve experienced so much.. both good and bad that I feel I should share with the rest of the world.  Who knows.. it could be a flop.  It’s not going to be a technical how to book, just a personal journey.  I plan on sharing my views and outlook on the industry, the ways I bring in my clients, how I approach the work itself, and I also plan on talking about some of the major successes we’ve had, as well as some of the miserable failures.  Maybe others can learn from them as we’ve done.  It’s going to be a slow project for me, as I don’t have as much time to write these days as I’d like…. but it’s something I really want to do.  Who knows… I may not even have it published when it’s finished, but I do feel the need to write it.  So I hope you all stay tuned!

J.
www.jwdesigncenter.com