Friday, March 19, 2010

To Write, or Not to Write...

...that is the question, lately. I like to write and, in the interest of promoting my yoga studio and maybe covering a couple of race entry fees, I've been looking for local publications that might publish an article or two on yoga. And I found some. Great!

Now all I have to do is write some articles.

A couple of years ago I had an article published in Sage Woman magazine. I was pretty proud of that article. All I have to do is write something of that quality and someone will publish it. I have lots of ideas. I just have to put something on paper.

So, why is it that I sit down to write and get immediately distracted? This week I have gotten caught up on Facebook, read my entire blogroll, found a bunch of new people to follow on Twitter, cleaned out my email inbox......

Procrastination.

(Guess how many times I've checked Facebook and Twitter while writing these few paragraphs.)

I'm not sure why I'm not getting my head into writing the articles, but I need to get over it. When I was writing lots and got my article published, I was reading and following The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. It lived next to my bed and I read it every night. I wrote Morning Pages. It works. I was on a writing roll.

Then, one day, I stopped. I don't know why. I must have gotten distracted.

Yesterday I went to our storage unit and dug through the boxes of books until I found my copy of The Artist's Way. Maybe it will work this time, too.

Since I brought up the race entry fee thing, I suppose I should mention that I've registered for the North Country Triathlon in June. This was my first triathlon ever last year and I'm looking forward to going back and maybe beating last year's time. Committing to the race got me past my training procrastination. My legs can attest to that. It felt good to run yesterday. I think of lots of things to write when I'm running.
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