A few weeks ago, one of the teachers at Samara’s daycare told me that she’d discovered this blog (by accident) while searching the web. She shared with me how much she enjoyed reading it and seeing my take on some of those experiences she’d already known about like the pizza story. Then she said something that just truly made my day more than she knows. She said “You are such a good writer! You need to write a book.” Now, I’ve been told that I was a good writer since I was a child, and for me, it’s still one of those compliments that supersedes most other compliments…almost like when someone says “you’re a good mom.” Yeah, it feels like that for me.
So, yeah, I love to write and maybe I could be a great writer, but what’s keeping me from that? I could say it’s my crazy work schedule, or distractions from the kids, or lack of inspiration. Yes, those are valid barriers for writers, but let me be honest with myself. I’m inconsistent in my writing, I tend to over-think everything, and maybe I’m just a little lazy and undisciplined. What I really need to do is focus on overcoming writer’s block!
So while this is not a book review blog, there is one book called The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron I discovered years ago that has been my go-to for writing inspiration and it may be time to turn to it again. It’s a 12- week “course” to recovering your creative self. In all honestly, I’ve never followed all of the steps in the book (it’s the rebel in me) and I may not do so now either. I will, however, be using it over the next few weeks (possibly months) for writing prompts and inspiration and I’ll be sharing the products of some of these exercises on this blog. All of my posts under this regimen will be posted under the tab “TheArtistsWay” so you all can follow along and not be weirded out by potential randomness. Here’s the book The Artist’s Way on Amazon.com : If there are any other writers/bloggers who would like to join me on this, feel free to leave your links below.