Are you living the life of your dreams?
If you're not, you need a Vision Board.
I've had a vision board for years, pasting pictures, quotes and stories on my board about my vision to write and sell books that take place in exotic locales: Japan, the Near East, 1930s Berlin, WWII London, 1889 Paris.
It's all there on my vision board.
As I get ready to start each new project, I change my vision board. The picture above is how my Vision Board looked when I was writing Cleopatra's Perfume with old pix from the 1930s, etc.
When I was working on The Blonde Samurai, it looked like this:
I keep my favorite pix, add new ones. It's always in motion--like writing a story. It's important as writers to be flexible and be willing to change elements in our stories to keep it fresh, up the stakes, or make it more dynamic.
It's also important to know when to let go--
Which I did tonight when I finished a project and said "I'm done."
How 'bout you? Do you have a Vision Board?