Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Writer Girl: Resisting the Temptation to Just Give Up

Day 6:
"The more resistance you experience, the more important your unmanifested art/project/enterprise is to you - and the more gratification you will feel when you finally do it."
-Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

 I woke up the other night with these words rolling around in my head: "Why does it seem like whenever you live fully in one thing, some other portion of your life must die?" A question so simple yet, knowing I would not remember it in the morning and intrigued enough to want to explore it further, I immediately wrote it down on paper. I did not attempt to understand its meaning or the implication of the words in this stage of my life; I simply wrote is down and went back to bed!

Priming the Pump:
Do you thrive in chaos?  Are there other obligations in your life that actually encourage the flow of ideas for writing?  Are there some things you need to STOP doing because they are having an adverse effect on your writing?

Write 100 words OR write for 15 minutes (set a timer to help you focus and whatever you get down on paper for 15 minutes let grace hold you – well done!)

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