The Independence Day Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Alka-Seltzer. Speedy relief, you bet!

Anyone who’s read Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way knows that one of the first things she tells you to do is to do "morning pages," three pages of handwritten stream-of-consciousness writing that’s to be done first thing in the morning, before you do anything else. I did them for a while, and as usual got out of the habit of doing them.

A few days ago, I read an article called "Night Pages Instead Of Morning Pages", in which the author, Penny Zang, suggests writing your three pages of longhand at night, before you go to bed. She says that, since she’s been doing things that way, she sleeps better at night. I decided to try it for a while and see what it does for me, and so far, so good. In my case, I want to use it as a way to recap my day and write down any deep thoughts, because you know me, brain like sieve…

Our friend J, the captain of the group that brings you the A to Z Challenge every year, wanted me to mention something to see if you’re interested…

Over at Operation Awesome, our Pass or Pages query contest opens Monday with July’s family saga genre. Know any writers who might want to enter?

If you’re interested, the details are here. Ask J if you need to know more.

And that’s all for now, so let’s move on to …


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And that wraps it up for this edition of The Week That Was. Happy Independence Day!

12 thoughts on “The Independence Day Week That Was

  1. Bring back Dick.Clark’s Saturday Night, brought to you by Beach Nut Gum! The re-runs will have to do!


    1. Remember when they actually had new programs for Saturday night instead of reruns and news magazines? I wish they’d get back to that…


  2. I 7sed to write 10 things I was always thankful for for that day. I found that tedious. Funny, writing 3 pages made me think at how sore my hand would be 🙂


  3. Writing stream of consciousness at night helps me sleep better too which is why I have no idea why I can’t make it a habit. Excuse, excuses. The family saga genre seems interesting, going back to taker a closer look.

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    1. Every night so far I’ve been tempted to blow it off, and every night I push myself, sit down with Scrivener, and go for at least 750 words, the rought equivalent of three pages. Yeah, I know they say they need to be longhand, but screw ’em if they can’t take a joke…

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