On My Wish List: Writing the Fire!

I’ve made no secret of my love for yoga around here. I do it almost daily, and on the rare days I skip, I feel like crap. Clearly, Yoga + Katy = Love.

One thing I love just as much as yoga is writing (duh). Thanks to my blogging friend Kirsten Lopresti, I’ve now learned that yoga and writing MIX. Have you heard of this book?

Writing the Fire!: Yoga and the Art of Making Your Words Come Alive

From Goodreads: Writing the Fire! offers writers a new and visionary practice: using yoga to release the body’s inner intelligence and then support, shape, and inform the creative process. Indeed, “writing is yoga,” declares Gail Sher, introducing the “writing asana”—an invaluable new tool for every writer’s routine. Her insightful and lyrical book, organized around eight thematic “immersions,” plumbs yoga’s wisdom heritage. As Donald Moyer, director of the Yoga Room in Berkeley, comments, “She encourages writers to approach their writing with the clarity and presence of yogis, and teaches yogis how to temper their awareness with the heat of words and images.” Writing the Fire! celebrates the fullest expression of our being.

It’s almost as if Writing the Fire! was written just for me. I’m a big fan of using exercise to mentally work out all kinds of writing snags, but I’ve never thought of it as a way to “release the body’s inner intelligence.” I’m on board though, and I’ll definitely be picking this book up. Who’s with me?

Do you incorporate exercise into your writing routine? Tell me about it!

A few more catch up things, since it’s Monday and all…

  • Two fantastic posts I’ve come across in the last few days: Jessica Love’s Query Advice, and Anne. R. Allen’s How to Blog and How Not to Blog. All three are full of helpful information no matter what stage of the game you’re in.
  • I’ve been fully immersed in the Christmas spirit all weekend, and it’s only December 12th! In the last few days, I’ve wrapped zillions of presents, and these things have also happened:
Many Christmas cookies have been baked…

Santa Claus has been visited…

And gingerbread houses have been decorated!

  • My daughter has her preschool holiday performance tonight. She’s singing a Walking in a Winter Wonderland solo, and she’s playing the part of Mary in the nativity bit. Can’t wait to watch, and I’m promising in advance some super cute photos from the event. 🙂
  • One more important note: Please do make sure to sign up for the Class of 2011: YA Superlative Blogfest. It’ll be TONS of fun, plus a great way to highlight all the exceptional books you’ve read this year. Click the button below for the official post, and to sign up!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, and here’s to a wonderful week ahead!