Yesterday might have been a good day to start, to progress. But you know what is the second best day to start, to progress? Today. So try today. You don’t have to hit wordcounts or achieve goals. Just try.
First published as part of my Summer Newsletter 2020 – if you’re not signed up to my quarterly newsletters, click here! This month I’ve spent some time researching about publishing, agents, and how my WIP book could be released into the wild for people to enjoy. One of the main hurdles of sending your beloved … More Traditional vs Self Publishing (Opinion Blog)
Being uncomfortable is a good thing. It means you’re growing and learning and changing. It means you’re stretching yourself to new heights. Reaching new goals. Achieving new things. Lean into being uncomfortable.
You sit down, open up your current project and…. Nothing happens. You try to re-read the previous night’s work, working your way into the scene. But no ideas spark, and the words you try and write just feel boring. Dull. Ever had this? Then, like all writers you’ve had writer’s block! The topic of today’s … More How To: Beat Writer’s Block
Your dreams are only as real as your relentless belief to follow them. They do not materialise without pain. They do not materialise with wishes or wants. Dreams are hard to create because there is the graft that takes it to get there. There are the setbacks, the moments of disbelief, the hardships that hold … More Don’t Give Up Now (Monday Inspiration)
It’s okay to start again. In some ways, starting again shows you know the story a little better. You know what you want to work, and what you want to change. Despite the mountain of work ahead, you know it’ll make the story stronger and more enticing. Take a deep breath and dive into the … More Starting Again (Monday Inspiration)
Sure, some people write their novels faster than others. Some people started the journey sooner, and so have already shown signs of success. Others have been at it for years, and are now reaping the rewards. Time is relative to each journey. Each person comes to the journey with their own barriers and difficulties they … More Time is Relative (Monday Inspiration)
Not just in your story, but in life. Change brings you new opportunities, new challenges, new places to explore and experience. Change can be scary. Change is good because it is scary. It’ll be alright. You’ll be alright. Maybe, it’ll be brilliant.
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. Heart pounding. Remember the positive … More The Positive Bucket (Monday Inspiration)
Don’t just “write what you know.” Learn about what you don’t know. Question your own understanding of the universe and the systems that have given you the life you lead. Ask yourself what you can learn about the world that will change that perspective. Then add what you’ve learn to your story. It is not … More Never Stop Learning (Monday Inspiration)