As I continue to slowly make my way through The Artist's Way, I have found that it is a pretty good book in some ways but the idea of putting pen to paper, a la the morning papers, has been pretty hard for me for every day of the past few months. Not the writing part. I can barf that out pretty good. The actual sitting down at a desk and writing with pen and paper part. This is the "prescribed" way, but the problem is that I can never review it and it is easier for me to skip because, well life.
But it is a pretty good technique. Gets a lot of stuff out of the head. So I have gone digital, as the kids would say about ten years ago. Writing out the morning papers on my computer is
- More likely to happen.
- Allows for actual review of my thoughts if I for some reason would want to.
- Allows me to clip out things if something is actually ""good"".
- Not only review, but I could actually search through my morning thoughts if that was ever a thing that needed to be.
So I do not know. The author of the book says this is a "No-no." but then again she is probably as intimate and comfortable with a pen and paper as I am with a computer. Sooo, I will try it out. Maybe I will go back to the pen and paper method. I have filled up a few notebooks. And it was nice. But I think I will need to try this instead.
Only thing is I am not sure how to measure three pages quite yet. I did a five minute timer for the past two days, I might up it to ten. That should get for some good brain scratching.