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Should I Crap Out Today?

Steven Pressfield, author of War of Art, has a Kindle book out that's free at the moment called Do the Work. It's about dealing that demon Resistance when it comes to writing.

What I personally find discouraging about Resistance is that it can rear up out of nowhere in an otherwise disciplined writing practice. It's kind of like exercise. I can exercise for three months until it becomes second nature, then something comes up where I can't show up for the session, or maybe I'm under the weather so I take a day off, and BOOM. It's as if I never established the good habit at all.

Writing's like that too. Of course I can terrorize myself with, "If you don't write something, you'll have to go get a day job. Is that what you want? After you struggled and sacrificed all these years to be your own boss? Huh? Is it???"

Grab Do the Work on Kindle at Amazon. I'm not sure how long it'll be free. Hardcover and audio are less than $10. I think it's a novelette length book.

Read a great interview with Pressfield about writing and Resistance at the Domino Project. The title of this post is a line from that interview.

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becky_black
May. 10th, 2011 05:50 am (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up on the book. It's free on Amazon UK too (sometimes they aren't, which is frustrating!)
jordan_c_price
May. 10th, 2011 11:00 am (UTC)
Excellent! That's great to know!
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