Friday, 6 January 2012
Just a sample of the light I've been waking up to recently. They're a bit wonky as I take them from lying in my bed after grabbing my cell phone.
I've been finally doing some work/thinking on my book. Today I was supposed to be writing out another chapter. But in the way of these things I've had other things to do. Like write letters asking if anyone else wants to pay me to do some training, which seemed a fairly practical thing to do.
I know I'm putting off the book thing.I think I've only got one more huge chapter to write, and that will be on mindfulness. There are some techniques to write up on exercises to do to feel better, which won't take long. Then there is the stuff I'm thinking about. The bits of the book that are going to hold the chapters together and this is where I'm a bit stuck,cause I'm not sure where to go. I have two choices. The first is to use the poems I've written over the years between chapters, which will be okay if I can find the right words to connect to the right chapter. Or the idea I'm slightly favouring is to start writing autobiographical notes about myself.
The aim of this would be to try and put them in so as I can seamlessly move into the next chapter as I'm sure I've got enough to say about my own journey that would be relevant to the self help chapter.
I even know the first one... the one in which I write about when I first discovered I had a gift for helping people when I was 17.
But what is daunting is there are so many words written and kept in places on this computer and I don't seem to have the eyes to see them in connection with one another without actually having the bits of paper to put together in order. And here lies the problem ( well apart from the final push to write stuff!!) I need an industrial size printer to get this lot out, my little home printer would probably implode in the effort of doing so much work.
It all at the moment feels disjointed. Any work I've done of a similar size to this, like a dissertation or case study, has always been on real paper. Of course there may be a way to do this on the computer, but I don't know how.
So if any of you have any advice on either which of the two choices I use to hang it all together or how to allow me to shuffle paper inside a computer then I would love to hear from you.
In the meantime I will give myself time to write up the stuff I know needs writing and wait for divine inspiration on the difficulties!