Weekly Writing Prompt — Nov. 14, 2012 Edition

Greetings Writers:

Yes, it’s true, Fifty Shades of Gray is up for a UK book award. Crazy sauce. Everything I’ve seen from most everyone in the group (provided I’ve seen your work) is that you all write better than that. So get cracking, and get that work out the door. It does no one any good, it’s no honor to your hard work of telling the story, if it sits on your computer or holed up in a shoe box in the closet.
So let’s keep working on getting good habits as writers. That’s one good thing that NaNoWriMo is good for — teaching you what it takes to finish something, how to schedule writing into your life, and allowing you the permission to do it.
Another good thing is doing this work through The Artist’s Way, both as a group and alone. We are finishing up Week Eight. Hopefully you’ve incorporated morning pages, artist’s dates and inspirational reading into your life. Also, inspirational reading — as I discussed with someone on Monday, does not mean that it has to be spiritual. I get inspiration from other novels, from non-fiction work, even blog posts. You decide what inspires you. OK? Good!
Here’s the Tasks for this week:
(from page 148-149 of The Artist’s Way)

6.  Ideal Day:  Plan a perfect day in your life as it is now constituted, using the information gleaned from above (for your reference, that is last week’s exercises)
7.  Ideal Ideal Day:  Plan a perfect day in your life as you wish it were constituted. There are no restrictions. Allow yourself to be and have whatever your heart desires. Your ideal environment, job, home, circle of friends, intimate relationship, stature in your art form – your wildest dreams.

8.  Choose one festive aspect from your ideal day. Allow yourself to live it. You may not be able to move to Rome yet, but in a still-grungy apartment you can enjoy a homemade cappuccino and a croissant. 


1.  How many days this week did you do your morning pages? (Have you been very tempted to abandon them?) How was the experience for you?
2.  Did you do your artist date this week? (Have you been allowing workoholism or other commitments to saboatage this practice?) What did you do? How did it feel?
3. Did you experience any synchronicity this week? What was it?
4.  Were there any other issues this week that you consider significant for your recovery? Describe them.

I ask that in the check-in part, you comment on our SnoValley Writes! Blog part. That’s another task this week. Find three blogs — including SnoValley Writes! (so you really only have to find 2) and comment on them. They don’t have to be writing-centered, but do comment and send the writer of that blog a little virtual love. 

Alright, time now for your moment of Writing Zen:
“The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.” ~Stephen Nachmanovitch

What did you Write today?

Casondra Brewster
Sno Valley Writes!
Helping Writers Reach New Literary Peaks Since 2008
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“But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling, like dew upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.” ~ Lord Byron