Friday, January 13, 2012

More on The War of Art

Just a follow-up to my prior entry praising Steven Pressfield's amazing book. By sitting down and writing--by having inspiration come through work instead of waiting for ideas before beginning--in three weeks I've got a killer 8,000 word short story and another 1,500 on something that feels a lot like the start of a novel. And that's with all the to-do of the holidays thrown in. It's immensely satisfying to be working, to be overcoming Resistance. And it's all because I've trusted that by clocking in at the keyboard, it'll work out. It does.

Like Pressfield writes, "When we sit down day after day and keep grinding, something mysterious starts to happen. A process is set into motion by which, inevitably and infallibly, heaven comes to our aid. Unseen forces enlist in our cause; serendipity reinforces our purpose."

That's real. That happens.

Write on.

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