“Write while the heat is in you. … The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.”—Henry David Thoreau
I will be ending my daily blog posts at the end of this year, but hope to write weekly posts. I've started working on new book. It's not the book I thought I'd be writing. I originally thought I'd write a book based on my 365 Lessons I wrote in 2010, but I'm not called to write that one right now.
A book is flowing through me. Doubt sits on my shoulder, of course, but I'm going to keep following the flow with this one.
So that's why I won't be writing daily posts in 2014. If I'm lucky, I will try to keep weekly posts.
I want to absorb myself in this new book, which is fiction (something new as I'm primarily a non-fiction writer). However, it is based on my real experiences.
I will give you a hint: There's quite a bit of travel and spiritual adventure in this new book.
It's going to take me some time to finish it as it's just starting to reveal itself to me. I always get the title first, then the chapters and then the story starts to fall into place.
That's how my last book, Lessons from the Monk I Married, came to me and that's how this new one is coming again.
I'm nervous about it because it's something entirely new for me. It's a bit out of my comfort zone, but I feel called to write it and I feel excited while working on it and researching it.
So, in 2014, I'll be focusing on writing this book, doing yoga/writing retreats with my husband and teaching. Daily blogging will not be my focus.
Writing every day on this blog for a year has been challenge and I feel I'm ready to put that writing towards a new book!
Stay tuned here. I'll keep you posted and updated on its progress.
Have you ever felt the urge to write a book or work on a new project?