Pathways of the Dead Winter 2014 Tour: Day 3: How to Be an Author in Your Own Life

Welcome back to the Pathways of the Dead blog tour. Today, we have Day 3 and a guest post for Christina Jean Michaels. This is one of my favorite posts of the tour, one centering around the concept of authorship of your life. I’m a firm believer that while many things are out of control in our lives, we can take some measure of control and grab the reins; today’s post talks about how to do it. Here’s an excerpt:

2. Know Thyself. Certainly cliche, and certainly true. This is not a ‘travel-to-India’ edict, rather an encouragement to observe yourself, one that comes from Julia Cameron and The Artists’ Way, where she suggests taking yourself on a weekly ‘artist date’. I took this advice during the early years of my career and discovered quite a bit about myself, chief of them my preferred locations for introspection. For whatever reason, I have always favored the dark places of the Earth: abandoned buildings, empty highways, graveyards. The ghosts of the past whisper in your ear in such places, making them holy to me. For you this might be the beach – whatever, each of us is different, the important part is finding a spot where your mind connects to something larger. Once you’re there, be still and follow the third point.

If you’re interested, hop over to the post and show that blog some love. Go on, do it!

Oh, and did I mention that you can win a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book? Yeah, you can enter on each of the stops over the next two weeks. I plan to post and provide a link to the differing sites each day, so make sure you hop over and enter for your chance to win.

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