Lots of ones and twos in that date. It probably means something, but I’m about two cups of coffee unprepared to relay it to you all.
Because it’s so early, I must resort to numbering what I need to express to you all:
1. Get your reservations for Boxley’s now for April 10 at 7 p.m. (or a bit before or after if you’re so inclined) for the 3rd Word Jazz by SnoValley Writes! This is some of the best storytelling we have done so far and I don’t want you to miss it!
2. Still looking for suggestions for our first guest for our literary salon. Please send any local authors, editors, agents, publishers, etc. that you would like to see featured at such an event. Thank you.
3. As you know we’re working together as a group through The Artist’s Way, so I’m going to ask you each week if you’re doing your morning pages, if you’ve done your artist date, if there were any other issues this week that you consider significant to your artistic recovery? So? Are you 7/7 for morning pages? 5/7? Where was your artist date? What did it teach you or bring you?
4. This week’s prompt: Number the screen or paper 1 to 20. Then, list 20 things you enjoy doing (rock climbing, roller-skating, baking pies, making soup, making love, making love again, oh quit blushing, riding a bike, riding a horse, playing catch, shooting baskets, going for a run, reading poetry, and so forth). When was the last time you let yourself do these things? Next to each entry, place a date. Don’t be surprised if it’s been years for some of your favorites. That will change. This list is an excellent source for artist dates. Still not clear on what artists dates are? Let me explain: Artist Date: An artist date is a block of time, perhaps two hours weekly, especially set aside and committed to nurturing your creative consciousness, your inner artist. In its most primary form, the artist date is an excursion, a play date that you preplan and DEFEND against all interlopers. You do not take anyone on this artist date but you and your inner artist, aka, your creative child. That means no lovers, friends, spouse, children — no taggers-on of any stripe.
5. Regular Writing Works Session/Workshop this Sunday (March 25) at 3 p.m. at the North Bend Library. Please RSVP and let me know if you plan to attend.
6. Your moment of Writing Zen: “The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” ~C.G. Jung
What did you Write today?
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