Happy Friday, Dear Readers!
I have a confession. I suck at morning pages, for one simple reason. You’re supposed to write them in the morning, when you first wake up.
I always plan to get up earlier. I also plan to go to bed before it’s the following morning. Neither plan is often successful with me. I wonder if evening pages would work just as well….
Last week, I was able to complete the morning page exercise three times, and a funny thing happened…everything I wrote about came true. I wrote about wanting to return to the gym, and I went back the following day. I wrote about needing to get back to my rewrites, and I did. (I didn’t write about winning the lottery, but maybe I should.) I think I get it now. Putting your thoughts down on paper can transform them into action. It’s a powerful thing.
But this week I messed everything up by sleeping in until the last minute and not writing those morning pages once. I did have some help: two fabulous novels that are highly addictive: Woman in Black by Susan Hill, and Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. A remake of the movie version of Woman in Black is in theatres now, and I hear it’s terrifying, but you should still read the book if you enjoy a good ghost story.
Thankfully, I’m managing to put in some solid work on my rewrites everyday, even though my gym attendance is still suffering.
Did you try the Morning Pages? If so, how did you fare? How are you spending your long weekend? If you’ve seen or read Rebecca or Woman in Black, what did you think? Would you recommend them?
Have a great weekend!