I don’t usually pay too much attention to lunar cycles, but this caught my eye because, 1) I am a Capricorn, and 2) tomorrow is July 1st and I am devoting the entire month to finishing my book.
Initially, I scheduled vacations and weekends off from writing, but I realized that I don’t have the time to take off. It’s going to be a push to get it all written in a month. I want all the writing done by July 31st, which, crazily enough, will feature yet another full moon. The second full moon in a month is called a Blue Moon. How auspicious is that, right?
Check out the following elephant journal article about what this full moon means:
Today I was working on the structure of the book and I have always known certain things.
First: It is going to be a short book. Really short. It is tentatively called Living a Project Driven Life and I am modeling it on Austin Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist. There won’t be the graphical features of Kleon’s book because I’m not graphical like that, but it will be a small book, with the content chunked out in sections rather than chapters.
If you are a writer, you will sympathize with how difficult it is to write “short,” meaning, with economy and precision.
“I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.” ~Blais Pascal
That’s mainly why I resist my work so much.
I have also made the decision to to write my book here , in this blog, in a series of posts over the next 31 days. I have already written some posts that I have scattered here and there throughout this blog that are sections of this book, but starting tomorrow, I am going to see if I can chunk out 300 word sections and post them here. Since I already have the daily posting momentum going, it will be easy just to post what I have worked on all morning and not have to think of alternate content every day.
What this means for you as readers of this blog, is that you can avail yourself of my system if you want, and see if it meets any of your needs, or adds value to your life.
Either way your feedback will be invaluable.
Doing it this way will be so good for me because it will give me someone to talk to, an audience who I already know and trust. I feel comfortable talking to you. You are like friends. Talking to you will help me with my tone.
So tomorrow it begins. I hope the Full Moon in Capricorn brings you a month of prosperity and fireworks, too.