or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Miscellaneous › Mothers' Writing Group › The Artist's Way
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Artist's Way - Page 2

post #21 of 30
http://www.theartistsway.com/tools/the-basic-tools
post #22 of 30
Thread Starter 
anyone started writing morning pages? or picked up the book?

i'll be starting week 4 on wednesday and it calls for reading deprivation - very excited about this!
post #23 of 30
anyone see this in tao. Just sort of on the suject of spendin $ on art....this is awesome. http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1124377
post #24 of 30
I had my first Artist Date on Wednesday. I've been doing the morning pages almost every morning.
post #25 of 30
I 've been doing morning pages since before I ever read the book. My husband used to tease me & call me Harriet the Spy because I have ten thousand spiral notebooks from years and years of writing every morning. I can't think without it. I don't even know what I think until I write it. For me- it's very very important, for all the reasons Cameron says, it clears my mind and helps me put things into perspective.
post #26 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsAprilMay View Post
I had my first Artist Date on Wednesday. I've been doing the morning pages almost every morning.
How was your Artist Date? My first one was not what I had hoped and I have yet to do another.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lisarussell View Post
I 've been doing morning pages since before I ever read the book. My husband used to tease me & call me Harriet the Spy because I have ten thousand spiral notebooks from years and years of writing every morning. I can't think without it. I don't even know what I think until I write it. For me- it's very very important, for all the reasons Cameron says, it clears my mind and helps me put things into perspective.
I've been doing the morning pages for 4 weeks now and have really noticed a difference in my clarity of thought. I don't think I'll ever stop!
post #27 of 30
My main artistic expression has always been with writing.

I have the Artist's Way on my table upstairs, on loan from the library. I can't get out of bed and immediately write. I'm not an early bird. I have kids to get to school. Is it a problem to write but not first thing in the am? I get the kids off to school, then by 9 am, I'm writing something.

Does it have to be always in the morning? Some of my best writing is at night, when the kids are asleep. Some times I had a thought in bed, just before dropping off, and would jump out of bed to capture it. Some occurs to me throughout the day.

In my mind, I think writing those pages, whenever is much better than writing them first thing in the morning.

I know I'm going to have trouble with reading deprivation. I get a lot of inspiration from reading other blogs or books who trigger thoughts in me that I need to express.

How necessary is morning writing? I don't think I can drag my lazy butt out of bed in the morning before the kids get up. It would have to be a drastic re-structuring of my life.
post #28 of 30
I think it's important to honor your own cycles. I notice, though, that once I've purged all the constant humming of my own mind, I can greet the day more peacefully.

I'm not a morning person either, in fact I'm quite crabby when I wake up so I force myself to wake up a few hours before my kids get up because I like greeting them with a smile. it's easier after I've been up and had a few cups of coffee, written my morning pages and had some peace. THEN, I'm happy to see them.

Before that point, they're noisy and move too fast and bounce too much and ask to many questions and can't do anything for themselves. A few cups of coffee and I'm happy to help, love to hear about their dreams and eager to help them get dressed, etc.

I force myself to be a morning person, for the health and safety of our family.

If it doesn't work for you, I'd grab any quiet time you can. When I purge my thoughts before bed, I sleep a lot better.
post #29 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by midnightwriter View Post
I'm curious about this book, but I'm not sure I can relate to the premise, as I feel aboudantly creative . With 3 kids at home, my problem is time. Not even time management, but simply having time for everything I want to write. But so far I've been prioritising rather well...

But this book has been recommended to me, so I'm curious. Can those who are reading it share more about it? Does it inspire you in other ways?

lissarussel, could you share more? Thanks!
I feel this way as well but I will check it out.
post #30 of 30
I am feeling like I need a period of re-assesment in my writing life. Maybe this is the time for me to do The Artist's Way. I need some healing, too, and am struggling with not feeling supported in my work. My old on-line writers' group has really fallen apart in the last few years, and my best writing buddy has been going through a major personal crisis. I definitely need something different right now.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Mothers' Writing Group
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Miscellaneous › Mothers' Writing Group › The Artist's Way