More Big Magic, please!
Although there are many great books to read, every now and then I feel like rereading one of the books I’ve read before. Sometimes I really liked the story, sometimes the book was very inspiring, sometimes for no particular reason at all.
Actually most of my favourite books I do read more than once. And while reading a book a second or third time, other parts of the book grip my attention, different layers of the story come to the surface or tiny details I missed on the first round I do notice the second time. This week I felt like reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert again. Elizabeth Gilbert you might know because of her best seller ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ (also a book I read several times and will probably read again).
Read the book review of Big Magic here!
‘Why thís book again?’ you might wonder. Well Big Magic is a book about the different stages of a creative process. Where does inspiration come from and how to keep inspired and motivated during the whole process of a creative project? Since it’s not always just fun. Creating something new can be very hard at times, even so hard you’d rather like to quit the whole project. Discipline, creative love and knowing it’s just a phase you have to go through will help to find the courage and motivation to stick to your project. But when you do and you manage to finish the project, I think it even feels better when the process was a bit hard at times.
In case you’re right in the middle of one of those moments, wondering how you’re going to finish this project or why you even started it in the first place, or if you’re interested in the creative process and the origin of inspiration, Big Magic is a book you should definitely read!
“It might have been done before, but it hasn’t been done by you!”
– Elizabeth Gilbert
Why don’t you tell me about the book(s) that you keep reading over and over again?