I just got back from dinner with friends. We enjoyed some enchiladas and a very delicious pinot grigio, oh and we also made a pact to do The Artist’s Way. Yep, the book that promises to guide you through a twelve-week step program to reclaim your creativity. We are being a bit more flexible in the time-frame though and will take longer than 12 weeks.
I tried doing The Artist’s Way several years ago and I can deal with all the new-agey stuff, frankly, I like that kind of thing but the one problem I had with the book is the practice of the morning pages. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, folks, I’m just not a morning person. I barely get to work on time as it is, I don’t need yet another thing to make me late.
According to Julia Cameron, by writing three pages every morning, long-hand and stream of conscious, you are overcoming the obstacles that prevent you from becoming your artistic self. Hmm, I do some of my best thinking in the wee hours of the night. But I’ve told my friends I would join them in this.
I don’t know, but I’m starting to come down from the buzz of the pinot grigio and I’m beginning to think that’s why my friends suggested a bottle of wine, they knew I’d be easy prey.
So has anyone done The Artist’s Way? If so, any advice or stories you want to share?