Recently I asked Appelt about what she was reading. Her reply:
I recently blew through The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, by Steven Pressfield. I say “blew through” because it’s a quick read. However, my intention is to re-read it in a more deliberative way.Visit Kathi Appelt's website.
This book was recommended to me by my sister Patti who is a painter. We recently lost our mother, and ever since I’ve had a difficult time facing my work. I’ve had to figure out who I am again, as a person, and how I fit into the world in this new way.
So, here is Steven Pressfield’s book. He takes a very unsentimental approach to getting your work done, and in some ways he’s basically telling the reader, “Hey, get off your duff and get busy.”
I needed to hear that, to be reminded that what is most important is to simply show up. It’s not rocket science.
But I also needed to hear about the angels.
So, thank you Steven Pressfield. You came along at just the right moment.
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