Instead of getting up early and being productive, I slept in. This week has started out well. I led my first session of a formal literacy component incorporated into an established program at the non-profit where I volunteer. The session went well and I’m pretty psyched. Still reading daily and I’ve even cranked out a few drafts (inspired by a writing prompt. Go figure).
It seems even in reading, I cannot escape the truth that to be a writer, I have to write. In one of the books I recently read, Octavia Butler reiterates a writer writes- everyday. So, I’m carrying a composition book, jotting down whatever and in preparation for my group, I’m updating our blog and discussion forum.
Today, I recommit to writing daily. Calling on my friends to support, harass, call me on the carpet for the next 30 days. I know habit forming or breaking takes roughly 30 days, so here we go!
Lastly, a few of you expressed interest in Julia Cameron’s The Writing Diet: Write Yourself the Right Size. If you’d like to discuss the book and the tools she suggests, please let me know and I’ll post a regular post here on Fridays to discuss our reading and our efforts.