Saturday, December 09, 2006

Reading Deprivation

As I mentioned a couple of entries ago, I'm doing a creativity program called The Artist's Way. Each week we're supposed to do exercises to help us become more creative. This week I'm not supposed to read. Anything.

I'm panicking!

I read so much. It's a huge part of my life. But I also know that one of the reasons I read is to block out my own thoughts. By depriving myself of other people's words and thoughts for a week, I should become more in tune with my own.

I don't want to do this. I can't imagine doing it. But I'm going to do it.

It means no reading on line either. So I'm going to un-plug.

See you next Saturday.



Cindy said...

*huge gasp*

OMG, there's no way I could go to sleep. I have to read, or I lay there and worry instead - just like you.

Well, I see you're gone, but I'm thinking of you. Good luck!

Mrs. Mitty said...

No reading!? Now that would be a challenge!

Let us know how that works...if it helps your creativity or productivity ...or just drives you bananas.

Renée said...

Thanks, Cindy and Mrs. MItty! Reading deprivation week did help with my creativity and productivity and it also drove me bananas!

I'm glad I did it, but it was hard!