We all have two buckets inside of us, the negative bucket and the positive bucket.
Focus on filling up the positive bucket. Save every compliment, every kind word, every award, every success into that bucket.
When times are hard.
When you’re scared.
When you’re wringing your hands.
Bouncing your leg.
Remember the positive bucket. Remember you’ve done this before, and remember those kind words others have given to you before.
You’re not useless. You’re not worthless. You’ve got your bucket of positive memories and your defiance at a bitter world to smile.
And you will be invincible.
#Mondayinspiration is a chance for me to share my own motivational post it notes with the writing world at large. In the hope, maybe that someone else finds it as helpful as I do!
- My Thoughts on An Echo of Things to ComeWhen I started An Echo of Things to Come by James Islington, I was certain of two things. Firstly, reading a huge fantasy story that I hadn’t read before on an e-book was considerably harder because I couldn’t have easy access to the map or the glossary, and secondly I knew for certain that this … More My Thoughts on An Echo of Things to Come
- Why you need to go outsideIf you are active on any kind of social media, you are likely to see photos of beautiful writing setups, cosy desks, achievements of those who have written ten thousand words in a single day. Don’t get me wrong, that version of a “writing life” is quite valid, but I’m here to talk about why … More Why you need to go outside
- Edits, Edits, EditsIn April 2020, I wrote 40,000 in one month on my novel. In April 2022, I’ve written…about 2,000. But you know what? I’ve still written more valuable words, because they make sense. And this, my friends, is the conundrum called editing. I’ve been a religious users of wordcount trackers since about 2018, but recently I’ve … More Edits, Edits, Edits