It’s a book by Julia Cameron that offers a 12 week program for breaking out of creative limitations.
How I did it: I moved to Tasmania with my Aussie husband. It was a REALLY expensive and inconvenient place to live. I was also surprised at how xeno-phobic Hobart seemed.
Okay this has been the slowest I’ve ever been for finishing a book. It’s not that it’s not riveting, it’s just…so depressing to think of all the ways that history…screwed us all over.
But at least it’s good to know there have always been people resisting. 7 months ago
I’m about one third of the way through a Mass Effect fanfiction. Whether or not it’s any good, there are at least a few followers who give a damn what happens next in the story and that’s enough for me.
I’m surprised how much I’m enjoying writing. I thought it’d be sort of like dieting. Feeling good about accomplishing a SHOULD but struggling with it. But actually, I’m really motivated to keep going. I wouldn’t call it easy, but I never have trouble with WANTING to keep it up. 7 months ago
Oh darlin’, I almost hate to make a suggestion. This is your process, do what you want!
However, if it were me, I’d start over from the beginning since your lapse has been a year. Actually I started quite a few times myself before I’d completed it all the way. The last time though, I skipped Chapter one cause I’d started it so many times, I had that chapter practically memorized. So yeah, give starting over a try, but if it feels super-redundant, start over wherever it feels fresh again. :)
How I did it: I tried Rosetta Stone...meh it was okay. I tried language exchange...usually turned out to be Koreans trying to get free English lessons so I didn't learn much there. Finally I just worked on vocabulary memorization. My grammar was atrocious, I'm sure, but the more I added to my personal word bank, the more I found I could recognize patterns in Korean speech and understand the translation of English TV shows on cable.
It made me want to live there and be a part of it. 2 years ago