When it was first released as part of Seth Godin‘s Domino Project, I quickly read through Steven Pressfield’s super short book, Do the Work. Although it’s probably not rocket science information in the creative world, I really connected with what he was saying and loved his “pep talk” style of writing. Simply put, we all know that it takes action and hard work to get something done. But breaking down the issues and problems that come up along the creative process helps me to deal with and overcome them, too.
So it’s been on my list for a while to read his more well known book, The War of Art (affiliate link to Amazon). I’ve downloaded it to my kindle and looking forward to more creative insight on this crazy thing called the creative process. The artistic genius, the creative beast, the starving artist… Art has such a dramatic reputation, don’t you think?
Although the book seems like it could be similar to The Artist’s Way, I know it’s not in a workshop style, plus I like the voice in which Pressfield writes…so I think it can only be a helpful thing to read the darn book. Have you read it? What do you think?