The Artist’s Way.
By Julia Cameron, of course!! :)
Ugh. I have tried and tried to read that book. And I have never gotten past Chapters 4 or 5. Never!
I don’t know what it is, if it is that it is not a book that I should read, or I have some resistance to some important lessons, but in any event, I have never finished it. I wish I could just put that aside, but for some reason I can’t. It feels like a shadow hovering behind me. Like a book I need to read, and finish. So I am going to pick the thing up and read it again. Starting today.
I am going to finish it. This time will be different. I have a plan. :) I had an idea on my walk/jog this morning, which may, or may not have being induced by a lack of oxygen to my brain!!
I have tried going this alone. I have tried doing it in this group. I have tried making declarations on this blog. But I have not EVER gotten past chapter 4 or 5.
I know Morning Pages work for me (though I have done them only once in the last month, they do make me so much more productive), but reading the book and consistent scheduled Artist’s Dates…my commitment wanes.
So I am turning to the readers of this blog to be my accountability circle. Each week I will post on here how I am doing. Until the book is over. Good or bad, I want the book done. This year. This is my year of The Artist’s Way (as well as the year of the snake…like me!! (so easily distracted!) :)).
IF I don’t post for two weeks on The Artist’s Way (I am giving myself a life-grace period in case something unforeseen happens to me, my beloved or the children) then send me a wordy brick through the computer telling me I am overdue for posting. ALSO tell me to send you NZ$10. Yes. That is my commitment to getting this freaking book done and off my ‘To read’ pile. One way or the other, whether I think the book is useful in the end or not. I WILL GET THIS BOOK FINISHED! If I don’t post on the Artist’s Way for more than two weeks, and you tell me, I will send you money.
Now, I don’t have a lot of money. I certainly don’t have enough money to be mailing all around the show, so this HUGE, HUGE declaration on my part will hopefully be enough accountability that I will keep with it, and finish it. Otherwise I will be in big trouble.
So this is my declaration today. Posted before I can find some pretty art to put at the top, and more importantly posted before I can change my mind. Now to find the book on my shelves and dust it off!!
I don’t intend to stumble at the first hurdle! :)