Pay Attention to Intention: Are You Doing What You Should Be Doing In Your Creative Life?




Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick show

Summary: This is a solo episode — very much a “part two” of the previous episode — in which I explore why my creative production has been so sporadic over the last couple months, and what that lack of initiative and focus might be telling me… and what actions I should take moving forward. Related: the trap of doing things you think people want rather than things that actually matter to you and to others.<br> Links and Topics Mentioned in This Episode<br> <br> * The original post announcing <a href="https://www.mattselznick.com/sonitotum-011/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the initial form of the Autumn Project 2018</a><br> * My <a href="https://www.mattselznick.com/income-reports/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Income / Transparency Report</a> for October, 2018<br> * <a href="https://www.emiliewapnick.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Emilie Wapnik</a> and her multipotentialite <a href="https://amzn.to/2KC4l9x" target="_blank" rel="noopener">book</a>, <a href="https://puttylike.com/work-your-work/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">course</a>, and <a href="https://theputtytribe.com/email-waitlist/?utm_medium=puttylike&amp;utm_source=mainnavlink&amp;utm_campaign=permanent-link" target="_blank" rel="noopener">community</a><br> * <a href="https://createifwriting.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Create if Writing</a> podcast hosted by <a href="https://kirstenoliphant.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kirsten Oliphant</a><br> * No, I’m not shutting down <a href="https://www.patreon.com/mattselznick" target="_blank" rel="noopener">my Patreon page</a>, but I’m no longer making it a priority at the expense of actually shipping creative work<br> * Procrastinaction, as described in <a href="https://www.mattselznick.com/sonitotum-015/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sonitotum episode fifteen</a><br> * In the spirit of <a href="https://gretchenrubin.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gretchen Rubin</a>‘s <a href="https://amzn.to/2BzgEAv" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Four Tendencies</a>, I’m for sure a <a href="https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/rebel-result/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">rebel</a>, and it’s not doing me any favors…<br> * <a href="https://heartofsubstance.com/instinct-vs-intuition/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The difference between intuition and instinct</a><br> <br> The Autumn Project (2018): October 15 through November 17, 2018<br> More manuscript words; scenes; pages! Not as many as I should… but what does should mean, anyway? That’s part of what this episode is about…<br> <br> * Days Worked: Nine (Thirty five total)<br> * Total Time Worked: 18 hours, 25 minutes (69 hours 07 minutes total)<br> * Words Written: 9,559 on the draft (41,801 words total (including character studies, outline, and draft)<br> * Approximately 869 words per writing day<br> <br> Subscribe to Sonitotum<br> The best way to listen to Sonitotum is to subscribe. That way, new episodes automatically appear in your podcast player app or software as soon as they’re published.<br> Find Sonitotum in <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sonitotum-with-matthew-wayne-selznick/id1382913513" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">iTunes / Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iu6lwn4ik3wfbz4ptkh5hq2a62y" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Google Play Music</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/podcasts/Self-Development/Sonitotum-with-Matthew-Wayne-Selznick-p1124605/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/mws-media/sonitotum-with-matthew-wayne-selznick" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://player.fm/series/sonitotum-with-matthew-wayne-selznick" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">PlayerFM</a>, <a href="https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/vnqd9-6b8e0/Sonitotum-with-Matthew-W..."></a>