Whoosh!! That sound you hear is me blowing away my original plan to write another check-in based on all the ways I fulfilled (or not) the directives of the A.W. author. Instead, I offer this short and hopefully painless post.
The most basic summary possible of Chapter 4 is this: Deliberate reading deprivation leads to facing a “changing self-definition” which leads to “reclaiming a sense of integrity” which breaks up the creative block. Good advice. I get it. Thanks, J.C.
On the contrary, I did read this week. I read a lot. I read the work I started five years ago and began developing edits and expansions to it. I wrote blog posts exploring integrity and the importance of being honest. I forced myself to write even though some days I didn’t feel like it. Sometimes my morning pages were less than a page long. I showed my integrity as a writer by engaging in the practice of writing. I cannot stress enough the importance of practice.
I’ll let this film clip demonstrate:
You must practice even if it makes you cry.
ljg (c) 2017