*Write 15,000 words for current SYZ chapter, to meet 20,000 words by Friday afternoon
*Write three Morning Pages each day
*Write and illustrate an Artist's Prayer from 'The Artist's Way'
*Continue posting daily at The Prosecco Life
*Put in time on the yoga mat daily
With two weeks of July already gone, that leaves only three weeks in which to complete this chapter - and that means it's time to stop hiding behind research and start pounding the keys. To some degree, I'm forcing myself to start doing the major writing for this chapter well before I usually would, and that feels a bit uncomfortable because there seems to be less material for this chapter than the others. They easily run about 50 pages, but I'm not convinced this one will be as close. Still, that's what a draft is for, right? To put it all out there, and then go back and flesh it out? (Once your advisor gets back to you, of course - mine is now two chapters behind in getting comments back to me. Shall we make it three?)
The Artist's Way is proving incredibly illuminating. Morning Pages have been both difficult and enlightening, and I've finally worked up to (allowing myself the time for?) three full pages. I've worked out that in my little notebooks, because of the line spacing and the way I write, it comes out to about 15 minutes for each page. At three pages and 45 minutes, that's a fair chunk of time, which I now know means I have to be up at 5 a.m. on weekdays so I can make tea and write MPs by 6 a.m. in order to do the rest of my morning goodies in time for the day.
Some really interesting ideas have come out of those pages: of all the things to write about, it always comes back to yoga and spirituality. It's been five whole weeks now, and those are the predominant themes, which is also why I'm going to backtrack in the TAW tasks to write an Artist's Prayer. That's also why I've listed a daily yoga practice as one of my writing goals this week - something's going on here that is actually portending a major shift, and it has to do with yoga. This shift is big enough that I'm planning on returning my blog back to its original site and name, Yogademia, on its very own site. Truly, what comes out of my MPs is a little bit intimidating - I'm not quite ready to publicize it yet, it's so big, but aligning my personal writing with it seems to be a good first step.
Rewards:*Purchase the domain name for Yogademia
*Get a monthly subscription to Yoga Today now that they've cut nearly all their free content.