"Self," I said this morning, "I've come to the conclusion that we need a jump-start. A tune-up. A new leaf needs to be turned over. Or something like that."
So. I'm thinking about working through The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. It's basically a 12-week workbook for making your creative pursuits more of a priority. Actually, it's touted as a path to "creative recovery" for "blocked artists." I'm plenty creative these days, but it's been a challenge lately to make time for music and (particularly) writing. So I'm thinking about doing this and would love to find a person or two to commit to working through it with me. It might be fun, even though it's a lot of work.
Admittedly, the book is a bit too new-agey for me here and there. I ignore a lot of that aspect. I find that I benefit most from the non-new-agey, rigourous "work" aspects of it--the Morning Pages and Artist Dates.
Any takers? More info about the book is available at the links above. Please leave a note in the comments or e-mail me at infpeace at gmail dot com if you're interested in working through this book with me.