#3 – Short stories, professional creativity & collaboration with other artists – with Meg Konovska

Welcome! Today I have an interview with Meg Konovska, a Bulgarian artist and writer from London. In this interview, we are covering lots of topics relevant for creatives. How to stay creative and build a lifestyle around your professional creativity? What is the most important ingredient for a short story? How can we get inspired, and why is it important to collaborate with other artists and get a glimpse into other disciplines.

Meg provides lots and lots of ideas, great techniques for creativity, like the 33 dots illustration which I would love to try out at some point myself!

Also, Meg is passionate and excited about creativity, we both have a great chat about this passion that connects us.

Creative Updates

There is a lot going on in the creative world. My focus this week was on finance and I started reading the famous book by Napoleon Hill “Think and grow rich”. I do think a lot about thinking in the last months and how it can influence our lives in either a positive or negative way. How important it is to filter our thinking. I will tell you more about the book once I’m further down the line. Also, I discovered Tim Ferris – I know, I’m pretty late! And I’m reading “Tools of Titans” and also The 4-Hour Workweek”. I’ll tell you more about those books soon!

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Personal updates

  • This week was kind of a rough patch for me, and I will be absolutely bold with you now. There was literally an attack of self-doubt and I was asking myself again and again whether being creative is worth it and whether I will ever be able to make a living as a writer. I am at the beginning of my journey, and we often tend to compare ourselves to those who have “made it” and are established writers and creatives. This is why I have crafted the next episode of the podcast about “The surest way to never make it as an artist.” I thought all of us could use a motivational episode where we look into the lives of other creatives and see what they have in common – find the recipe for creative success. And it’s easier than you think.
  • I am writing the first draft of the second novel in the trilogy, Prometheus Falling, and I have started my writing sprints now which I try to do every day. It’s going quite well so far although it was pretty hard, in the beginning, to motivate myself to write. But once you’re in the “flow” of writing, it actually gets really fun!
  • Also, I’m officially working on a course that will be available this summer, and it’s about … drumroll … novel writing! I will tell you more in the next weeks to come. Don’t forget to participate in the giveaway of my novel if you haven’t there is still one more week to do, and let’s dive into the interview!

Connect with Meg & check out her resources

 

 

Meg is an artist and designer who wants to help professional creatives stay excited and inspired, achieve better results and live a fulfilled life. She is the creator of the blog and website Just How Cool Is That?! As this is what she normally says when she learns something exciting and wants to pass on the excitement and enthusiasm. And today, we will talk about her illustrated storybook “33 – a catalogue of imagination“, how to stay creative and what to include into your daily routine.


As mentioned, we will have a very motivational episode where I’ll tell you the recipe to succeed as an artist based on the lives of other creatives. The magic formula is a sure motivational kick if you need one right now, so don’t forget to subscribe so that you won’t miss any upcoming episode!

See you next week!

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