I have a question for all of you, especially the artists and writers out there. Do you believe in discipline or inspiration, or both? I tend to go where my heart leads and do what is the most fun to me in the moment. Right now that is ceramics and painting. However, I have this little book here that is almost finished that I would LOVE to finish, but can't find the inspiration to do so.
This is what happened with the book: I wrote it a couple years ago in a 9 month period. It is small and to the point, based on my spiritual practices. I thought it was finished, but while waiting for a friend to edit it, I realized it was not done, I had much more to say. Some said, just write a second book, but I felt the new stuff needed to be in this book, I also have a feeling to do illustrations with the book, which overwhelms me with the time that will take. So here I am today, picking up the book, writing a little and then walking away again to do my visual art. Should I just relax and do what my heart calls me to do, or put my nose to the grind stone (how awful that sounds) and just finish the book? Actually, the answer seems obvious, but I could use your thoughts on what works best for you. Thanks. Happy weekend! XOXO