Writing

Beyond blogging

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I’ve been at blogging for nearly 4 years now and as I mentioned at the end of my thirty days of blogging in September, I’m considering a need to do something else. These days I’m spending more and more time reflecting on what the future holds for my writing. To be honest I am full on fearful to do anything more than this. I will be a complete failure at trying to write a full blown book. It’s too scary. I’m not creative enough. I’m too old.

I don’t want pity, that’s for sure. What I want is to make myself take a leap and try. Try something different. Really try. That led me back to a book I purchased a couple years ago and made a lame attempt to practice: The Artist’s Way, A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. I can see passages that I highlighted and I found my morning pages which somehow fell off after a month or so of completing them daily. It’s time to do it this time. Commit to 12 weeks of reading and tasks and morning pages and artist dates. Tomorrow I start on week two.

Maybe some of what is blocking me will dissolve magically if I stick to the program which has inspired many, many artists along the way. If I do all the exercises to the best of my ability. Twelve weeks will take me to the week before Christmas. An hour or so a day to commit to working on my creativity.

But I have to be honest, I don’t think I can stop blogging. Last week after the end of my thirty days of blogging it was as if I’d lost a good friend when I didn’t come here every day to do a bit of writing. It was weird. But all the writing set off a strong urge for more. So that’s the path I’m going to follow now. I’ll be checking in and writing about my progress here, hoping that will be the motivation I need to keep going.

Have you tried using the book The Artist’s Way?

MC

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