A Writer’s Thoughts – Reading as a Writing Goal Part II

Hello fellow writers and readers. I hope you are writing something wonderful or reading something exciting. I hope with all my heart that you can write.

Because I can’t.

And yesterday, I wrote that I intend to “write my way through the doubt” when the truth is I don’t even know what that means. Not really. It sounds good, I’ll say that much.

A reader was kind enough to point me in the direction of a book called “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. I loved the title straight away, so I became intrigued enough to look up this book and read a bit of it just to test the waters.

Here is something that the author says in the early chapter:

Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and
the unlived life within us. Between the two
stands Resistance.

The War of Art

“Between the two stands resistance”. Is this what I am feeling every time I think of going back to my writing? I’m not entirely sure, but I think this writer is onto something.

So, I will read this book and blog about it as I go in the hope that when I’ve finished it, I can at least understand why I am not writing and find a way to get back that which is lost.

I’m a pages in already. I’ll write more tomorrow. I will be my own experiment, and by doing so, I will be writing something other than a journal entry. I will be pursuing one of my goals, reading to write, and hopefully, I’ll find my way back to Tales of the West and to Roseanna Beaucannon.

I won’t thank the person that recommended this book to me just yet. I need to know it will help me first. And when or if it does, then I’ll sing their praises to the rooftops!

If you’re new to my blog, welcome, dearest writer! On this blog, you will find a lot of content about writing, the writer’s life and thoughts on the writing process.

You will also find tips and tricks and a specific focus on fiction writing from a first-time fiction writer (that’s me!)

I wish you the best in your writing endeavours and would love it if you’d join me on the writing journey by following me here.

Thank you for your support! Stay safe and keep writing!

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