What is #CreateIt22?

What is #CreateIt22?

Creation takes energy. This year, after all we’ve been through as a nation, as a planet, as a people, we lack that energy.

You’re not deficient if you wake up already feeling DONE. It’s called “pandemic brain.”

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Here’s what it really is: humans aren’t meant to carry the same burden for too long. (A short, excellent example: “You Will Never Look at Stress the Same Way Again.”)

#CreateIt22 is for all of us carrying too many burdens – all of us who need to remember we CAN CREATE, and we will do it together.

Rule one: give yourself space to do it imperfectly.

Rule two: give yourself space to try even when you don’t feel like it.

Rule three: rinse, repeat.

We will not stop. Together, we will create beautiful things.

Join me: #CreateIt22. Let’s go make something new.


A three-times bestselling author, Ruthanne Reid has led a convention panel on world-building, taught courses on plot and character development, and been the keynote speaker for the Write Practice Retreat. Author of two series with five books and fifty-plus short stories, Ruthanne has lived in her head since childhood, when she wrote her first story about a pony princess and a genocidal snake-kingdom and used up her mom’s red typewriter ribbon in the process. When she isn’t reading, writing, or reading about writing, Ruthanne enjoys old cartoons with her husband and two cats, and dreams of living on an island beach far, far away. P.S. Red is still her favorite color.