I’m watching everyone process the closing of the FLOM FB group… and I couldn’t be more proud of how we’re making this transition.
People are sad, but grateful. They’re processing it and finding that it’s opening new opportunities to recommit to the sanctity of their own writing time, spend less time on FB, and connect in new, smaller groups dedicated to the same ethos of respect for all authors, all paths.
In other words, ya’ll are handling this with the same positivity and love that has always comprised FLOM.
I held two objectives for FLOM that were in essential conflict: 1 – remain open to all the new authors, and 2 – keep the group supportive, friendly, and drama free. I think it’s an immutable fact of group dynamics that you can’t maintain a small, friendly atmosphere once it grows a certain size. I thought I might escape the laws of group dynamic physics, but alas, my superpowers are not that strong.
But in the dissolution of FLOM, it’s spawning a host of Daughter Groups dedicated to replicating what people found in FLOM – as if FLOM showed it was possible, and now ya’ll have been deputized to go forth and make that happen in smaller spheres of influence.
Together, we can defy the laws of group dynamics!
(And give FLOM the proper no-drama end it deserves.)
(Also – I will send you a finalized list of the Daughter Groups before the end of the week.)
I honestly feel like this is an EVOLUTION not an END.
Everyone is Leveling Up!
(Meanwhile, I’ll continue to send out the love and support and information I always have, just in another way.)
Reclaiming Your Time!
This is a fantastic video about why you should play more video games… and it’s not what you expect. It’s really about the daily practice of connection (social resilience), physical exercise (physical resilience), focus (mental resilience), and seeking positive emotions (emotional resilience). Which just happen to be things I’m working hard to institute as daily practices in my life (and which will be in the 45 Minute Writer book I’m writing), so it resonated with me.
It’s a beautiful reminder of what you really should seek if you want a no-regrets life.