Saturday, March 26, 2011

My new favorite site: 750 words (click this title if you want to go to the site)

Any who know me, know that I intend to write three pages long-hand every morning before the kids are up and the whirlwind of the day begins.  Any who know me really well, know that I actually only accomplish this when I have a writing deadline looming.

Thankfully, I started reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield the same week my sister found the delightful site entitled "750 Words." Pressfield believes we all resist doing anything that is good for our soul's evolution.  He even says this rule is so consistent that "we can use this resistance like a compass.  We can navigate by Resistance, letting it guide us to that calling or action that we must follow before all others" (12).

I determined to do no writing--finally--no matter what.

I was thinking about this concept when my sister told me of the site--meant to inspire writers and creative souls to write their three pages on the site and the site will reward you with badges and congratulations when you achieve your goal.  No one is actually reading what you write and yet, I find myself excited everyday to open the clean blue page (I hate white pages) and begin.  I feel I have accomplished something when the little bubbles congratulates me for writing my 750 words and it continues to keep track of how many words I have actually written. After years of trying to write everyday, I am finally actually doing it.  If any of you have ever tried to follow The Artist's Way and write everyday I hope you will check out the site.

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