On July 5, I received a few books that I ordered from Thriftbooks.
You, the reader, need to check out Thriftbooks.
One of the books was The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.
I wrote my name in my new book the way I did when I was a little kid.
“This book is the property of Ornery Owl, July 2022.”
Okay, I didn’t write the Ornery Owl name when I was a little kid because I didn’t think of that one until 2019. But The Artist’s Way is the property of Ornery Owl, because that is the persona that will heal the rest of me.
One of the first things Julia talked about is writing three journal pages every day. These are supposed to be handwritten. I don’t know if that’s going to happen.
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(Spoiler: it's been happening all month. I'm actually kind of surprised.)
I've really been struggling this year, so thank you for indulging me with this snippet from something that may or may not ever be published depending on how evil I'm feeling. If I'm feeling especially evil, I will probably unleash it on the world.)
I also learn from fellow messes. Keep going on your memoir. Please.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I keep trying!Delete
I'm confused as to where your 10 sentences begin/end. Julia Cameron's book is a great learning too. Morning pages can help get your creative motor started. I'm not good at following through, though. LOLReplyDelete
You're in better shape than I am. I'm just plain confused.Delete
The snippet begins with "on July 5" and ends just before the bit about spoilers. Sorry, I should have made that clearer.
Interesting snippet, thanks for sharing. I personally wouldn't tie myself to any absolute as in three pages a day. Do what works for *you*.ReplyDelete
It's a bit of an arbitrary number. I don't know why she came up with that. So far, it's worked well enough. A lot of it is crap that I'd leave out of any finished product, but it's helped me learn some things about myself.Delete
I do believe there's great self-learning in journaling. I'm terrible at sticking with it though. Wish you all the best sticking with it!ReplyDelete