I've been quiet...but not really. I've been writing my next book. I really committed myself to writing each day, to taking small jabs at it consistently.
And I realized something about myself -
I fucking hate consistency.
Yesterday I had a perfect writing day - I wrote for 5 hours until I was dry. 100 pages in the book collected and the intro written. I mapped it all out very logically...that to finish the book by the end of October I have about 1-1/5 days to work on each section.
Sit down and write each day right?
Well what if I don't feel like it?
Because I do things so intuitively, sometimes, that's my biggest obstacle. I follow the feel good.
Well here's the thing - sometimes the 'I don't feel like it' is because it's not in alignment and sometimes, it's because I am feeling a little lazy. Both totally reasons not to do it. Writing the book doesn't feel like either. It's just something I have trained myself to not do consistently.
I began to wonder if I could train myself to do it differently.
Wayne Dyer lived intuitively...and wrote consistently. What if writing became as much a part of my day as brushing my teeth?
As I sat staring at today's writing, yep, you guessed it - I just didn't feel like writing. I tried to force my way through to no success.
Then I remembered that there are no rules to how I write my book. So instead of writing the next logical section, I skipped the piece that was not inspiring me and started editing the stories within the section. And the flow began again. A couple of hours in I realized that I had indeed found the piece of writing that I felt like doing TODAY. I only wrote 2 pages but I rewrote about 15 to make them more powerfully in alignment with the section.
So how to do things consistently and still intuitively?
Create the framework (which is complete my draft by the end of this month) and throw out the requirements of what that needs to look like (section by section, front to back for a certain number of hours or pages).