In this blog post, I will explore how writing and spirituality are linked.
Firstly though, I have great news… this last week, I have dived back into my second book with very positive results indeed! On average, I have been writing around 2000 words per day, which I am VERY happy with! If I stay on this trajectory, then the book should be finished in the next 2-3 weeks, meaning that the whole book will have taken six weeks to complete!
When I compare this to when I wrote my first book (which took eight months to write), then I can see that my writing prowess has definitely strengthened. I write much faster and more efficiently than I did last year, with consistent productivity too. This is due to a number of factors:
1) My self-confidence has shot through the roof. After writing one book, I believed that I could write another, and thus I am not hindered by doubts of my own abilities.
2) My knowledge of writing has improved. To learn how to write, you have to actually write, so writing my first book taught me some vital skills that have helped me the second time round.
3) I am more spiritual now, which has significantly boosted my productivity. I believe that this is the factor that has strengthened my writing the most, and I’ll go into more detail about this below.
I have been interested in spirituality for the last few years, but it is only over the last six months (since writing my first book) that it has become a way of life. I now meditate on a daily basis, which helps to calm my mind and emotions – this makes me more focused on writing and removes the majority of mental blocks that used to permeate my writing days. When I wrote my first book, my productivity constantly fluctuated up and down, based on what mood I was in or how much concentration I had. But thanks to meditation, I now have little trouble with getting words onto the page.
If I get tired throughout the day, I simply have a little break and meditate. What this does is recharge the batteries and gives you a mental boost, which is most effective. If you think of the brain as a computer, then meditating is just a way to cool it down and stop it from overheating.
I highly recommend other writers to explore spirituality, as writing can be a very spiritual experience. When you are “in the zone” and words are spilling onto the page, it is almost as if you are channeling the words from somewhere else… sometimes you feel as though you are grasping inspiration from somewhere ethereal. Getting in touch with your spirituality can help to bolster you connection with “the zone”, so that you can effortlessly bring your work into this world.