Wednesday, July 6, 2011

time to stop hiding from my writing...

So I've managed to do morning pages for the past three days!  I'm taking part in the Artist's Way journey and I have to admit I was worried about the morning pages.  Mostly because I'm not a morning person.  I like to do everything at night so I can sleep until the last possible second to leave for work.  Waking up a half hour earlier has been hard, but I'm hoping the pay off will be worthwhile in the end.  I just worry that I'll feel like this is some sort of punishment and stop doing it.  I know it's not logically, but sometimes logic is the furthest thing from my brain.

I do look forward to the moment when I feel unburdened in my morning pages and the words simply flow.  Right now it's a lot of "i dreamed about this" and "i'm feeling like this..."  I know there is no right or wrong way to do morning pages, but again with the whole logic thing.

I have not started the chapter work yet outside of the morning pages.  And I wonder if I'll be any good at making and keeping artist's dates for myself.

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In other news it is Wishcasting Wednesday.  I wanted to get to this earlier than normal before work gets busy. 

Today Jamie asks:


courtesy of we heart it

I feel like I'm in the middle of so many things while in the middle of one long journey.  I learn, I fall back a little, I move forward, and sometimes I'm so tired, I make camp and stop for a bit.  It's time to stop resting though and conquer. 

I thought long and hard about this question and decided to go with my gut instinct and the first answer that popped into my head.  I wish to progress with my writing.  I've been putting in more time and taking part in writing challenges to take me out of my comfort zone and undertaking the Artist's Way to help increase my creativity.  But I need to also believe in the words that come out of my head and allow them room to breathe and grow.  I wish to be able to sit at the computer and not worry so much about just the right word or the blinking cursor and let my fingers do the talking...and go wherever it takes me.  I wish to finish pieces I start, understanding it might not be a masterpiece, might never be more than something I wrote, but that is enough.

14 comments:

mamadontwanna said...

I hope your way becomes clear for you. As you wish for yourself, I wish also for you.

Vanessa said...

As you wish for yourself, I wish also for you...

Maya said...

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.

The artist's way is a wonderful book. I used it years ago..., not for writing, just for flow of creativity. The judging, comparing and evaluating mind gets in the way a lot!

Maggie said...

I had some trouble with morning pages when I began also. There were a lot of 'what I have to do today' and grocery lists. But, I also do them at night, if that helps any.

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also. :)

DonnaOnTheBeach said...

I think a lot of people have trouble with the morning pages - I am just like you, not a morning person. If I still worked part time instead of for myself, I would not do them in the morning, they'd be the lunchtime pages or the evening pages! Whatever works. And I've been working on the book since May and I've not once done an artist's date yet! :-D step by step!

As you wish for yourself I wish for you also. xxx

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Hang tight... you will make progress! :]
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well <3

Kim Switzer said...

A great wish, very well spoken! As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well.

And kudos on getting up in the mornings to do your pages! I have never managed to actually do them in the morning on work days. Way to go! :)

thewildpomegranate said...

Writing for the sheer joy of it is definitely a reward in itself...whether or not anything 'comes' of our words isn't so much the point, is it? It's about engaging ourselves, working through the obstacles, and feeling good about what we're doing.

I'm thinking with perseverance, those morning pages will really pay off!

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well!

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Hang tight. You can do those papers later in the day. I have been able to get up earlier and do mine. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

Beverley Baird said...

What a strong wish! May your writing flow from you!
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you too.
I too am not a morning person. Today my morning papers were done at 3:30. Somewhere I read that we need to do this for us and we adapt the rules to suit us. As long as we are writing (today was only 1 page!) we are achieving.
My artist dates have been to have daily time to create.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I´ve been calling mine the "daily" pages. I know that they will be afternoon pages on Saturdays (if I come at all) and late night pages on Wednesdays. I´m cool with that.
It´s my fourth Cameron process and I´ve experienced that morning pages might be best but any time pages are good enough. :)
As Mare wishes for her writing so I wish for her also.

Sam said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you!!

Alli said...

Good luck with your writing! As you wish for yourself, i wish also for you!

TrishaTrixie said...

As you wish for yourself, I also wish for you my dear friend. If you desire to see mine, pop over here http://adgb.blogspot.com/2011/07/wishcasting-wednesday-what-do-you-wish.html

I truly love how many people like you I see doing The Artist's Way. I have done it over and over all my life. I love it. Keep it up!