Hey. So, a friend challenged me to do video posts, not text only. You know, show myself. So here I am. And then my friend died. It was totally unexpected. I knew she had some health issues—it wasn’t Covid—but anyway, it really gets you thinking how precious life is. The pandemic has reminded us of that. I think we’re all grieving some this year.
So, I’m kicking off a little series of videos about writing, and I’ll start by saying, hey, if you want to write, read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. I did this course years ago—okay, this is like a 12-week self-guided course—and some of you might be thinking, been there, done that. But are you still doing it? Right?
So, I had drifted away from doing “morning pages,” which is one of her suggestions, and this year, thanks to a prompt from Bethany Hegedus at The Writing Barn, I’m doing the follow-up, The Listening Path, and I have returned to doing “morning pages.”
It’s only been a few days and already I’m in a new place with my writing. I’m full of positivity and possibility, and it’s a wonderful place to be as a writer. So I say all of this in honor of my friend, Alyson. Thank you for the nudge. Happy New Year. Happy writing.