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Can I survive a week without reading? – Shawna R. B. Atteberry
Jun 272010

I am going through The Artist’s Way, and part of week 4 is what Julia Cameron calls reading deprivation. It means that during week 4 you are not supposed to read. I did not take this seriously the first time I went through it. I thought about not taking it seriously this time around either. But I have to admit that reading is one of biggest forms of procrastination, especially when it comes to writing (there’s always more “researching” and “networking” to be done). So this week I am not reading: book, magazines, the paper, nothing. It also means no computer. At least half of my reading is done on the computer, and Twitter and Facebook are two of my favorite ways to procrastinate and not write. So I am going off the computer this week. No email, no blogs, no online “research,” and no social media. I will let you know next week how it all goes. I’ve already warned My Hubby that he may come home one night this week and find me on the floor, in the fetal position, twitching. I foresee many field trips in this week as well as our condo is jammed with books (we’re both bookaholics).

I hope everyone has a good week this week. If you want to check in and see how I’m doing, feel free to call.

Oh yeah: Pray for me. I’ve never gone this long without reading before. Eek.

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  1. reminds me of the portion of Girl Meets God when Lauren Winner gave up books for Lent – so at least you’re only giving up reading for a week!

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