Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Confession Tuesday

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.

6 comments:

smitajain said...

I tried following that Susan, but it doesn't work for me. I just vfeel stressed. I write hen i feel like. Luckily for me that happens on most days:)

polkadotwitch said...

i can nag you. but not until i get back from traveling next week.

and i'll play along with the writing diet.

Noah The Great said...

I'm glad to see everything is well, or so it seems.

...deb said...

Thanks for checkin' in, gal. I got my confession up late last night, after you'd been by.

Looks like your "on tap", got your engine revved up. Drafting is good. Incredible, in fact.

I'm on board with the writing diet (I gotta get the book, though.) So count me in but not this Friday!

I'll be buggin' you. :-)

...deb said...

Ok! I'll check when I get the book. Shoudl be able to start reading this weekend.

polkadotwitch said...

susan, i sent you an email about the write size diet, about an idea ...