Tuesday, December 10, 2013

365 Inspirations—344: Working on a New Book

“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?


  1. Congrats on your new project, Katherine. I think it's a great idea to cut back on your blogging so that you can focus on your new book!

  2. WHOO HOO! So happy to hear you are writing a new book. Hugs sent your way.

  3. Good luck on your new project! Starting a new one is always exciting and adventurous. :-)