I had heard of Julia Cameron’s book the “Artists Way” and it being real good for writers.
I am one third done with a twelve week program of her other book “Walking in this World”. I am one of sixteen people doing this program with www.journalingsaves.com/. As I surf the other people in the blog roll I see we are all creative in different ways.
There are three major tasks that Julia advocates: a walk by yourself once a week, an artists date by yourself and writing three pages of anything first thing in the morning. The biggest task that has done the most for me is the morning pages. It clears my mind, it gives me ideas for my posts and my WIP and I look forward to it everyday as I wake up. It gets me going. I am a great journaling person any way and to have permission to do it first thing everyday makes my day.
It is when my free spontaneous child is most apt to play. It is before the “to do” list has woken up to hassle me. It is when my muse is most apt to remain active. My inner critic is still asleep, and I can write anything. It certainly wisps the corners of my mind clean and makes ready for creativity. After my morning pages I can face the day.There’s eight more weeks in the book but if all I learn is ‘morning pages’ it has been worth it.
What is your practice to get you writing every day? Do you have a discipline?
You are the light of the world.