In The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron starts readers off with the morning pages – 3 handwritten pages of stream-of-consciousness bloodletting to clear the mind. I call them snot pages because you are clearing your head of unneeded junk. I am moving everything online to my Chromebook. But as far as getting your mind clear, I think she is still spot on. I used to be a better writer when I used morning pages. My method is a daily PDF like this one dated today. I will keep notes, write posts and articles, and basically build my blogs and websites using this material. These days, it’s not about spinning but about repurposing.
During the lockdown, I have found myself getting lazy. I now need to incorporate a modified Morning Pages into my routine to restart my writing efforts.