Time to check-in on my current Artist's Way journey for the group. Last week I said I had been really good about getting up early enough to do my morning pages before work. I have managed to continue that for the most part, but there were a few days where the morning pages became "not quite morning pages." I still did the three pages of writing in quiet, but one day it was during my lunch break and another it was once I got to work, but before the day started (I am habitually early for work as I live in fear of being late).
The morning pages still feel like work to me at this point. It's something I'm doing because I should not because I want to. As I've been reading the beginning of The Artist's Way I feel a little less annoyed with myself about this - it seems that there are a lot of us who initially do it without a great love for it. Currently the writing tends to be a lot of my random, negative thoughts, things I don't want to do, things I have to do, and if I can remember, my dreams from the night before.
I haven't done an artist's date yet. I haven't set one into my schedule either. I think I'll aim to do one on Saturday morning, but I have no idea what to do. I'm not a one-with-nature sort of girl, especially when it's so hot out, and I'm pathetically broke at the moment. A part of me just wants to set aside an hour to color and draw, but I'm not sure if that counts?
To others on this journey: what are some of your favorite artist dates?
I signed my Artist's Way contract. I've printed out a picture of Kreacher from Harry Potter, who I envision to look like my censor, and I reviewed the rules. However, I haven't done any of the exercises yet.
Is there an Artist's Way group for really bad procrastinators?