Writing

Five Things Writers Need To Start Doing

  1. Start believing in yourself. Otherwise, no one else will.
  2. Start growing thick skin. You need it.
  3. Start listening to conversations. Eavesdrop away.
  4. Start taking your work seriously. Especially if you want to be published.
  5. Start writing that novel. Words won’t write themselves.
Writing

Motivation To Get You Through Camp NaNoWriMo

You’re halfway through. You’re 50 percent done.

You can do this.

Don’t give in. Don’t give up.

You’re a writer after all.

You have to persist and persevere.

Keep going.

Stay strong.

Finish your story. Finish what you start.

Think about how good you’ll feel after the fact. 

You’re allowed to slump. You’re allowed to slow down.

But you shouldn’t quit. You shouldn’t abandon the story you’re telling. It’s your story.

Whatever you’re writing, whatever you’re working on, finish it. 

That story won’t write itself.

Sit down and start. Get up when you finish.

Would you ever start telling your friend a story and then stop halfway through? Leave them hanging? Not tell them the ending?

Then why in the world would you do the same with your written stories?

Stop making excuses. And start writing. Start finishing. Just start.

It might be the worst thing you’ve ever written. But it’s still better than everything you’ve never written.

Productivity

What To Do At The Start Of Every Month

A new month is the perfect time to set yourself up for success.

How? 

Make a monthly to-do list.

What do you hope to accomplish? Write it down. Somewhere, anywhere, everywhere. 

Note important appointments, meetings, birthdays even. 

Try not to forget or miss any of those. Unless you have none to note (me).

Get a good night’s rest. 

Who wants to tackle the new month with dark circles under their eyes? That’s what concealer is for! 

Cheers to your organization and productivity. Stay great. 

Writing

5 Sins You Don’t Want To Commit As A Writer

As a writer, there are sins you want to avoid at all costs.

  1. Making excuses. You aren’t too busy. You have the time.
  2. Copying someone else. You are your own person. You don’t need to steal ideas from anyone else because your brain is perfectly capable of coming up with some yourself.
  3. Whining. All that time spent complaining can be better spent doing something productive.
  4. Disrespecting others. How hard is it to respect people?
  5. Not writing. Words won’t start writing themselves. Forget waiting until you’re motivated or inspired. Forget feeling ready. Just start.

You can do this! You’re a writer, remember?

Writing

What I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me

  • “You suck.”
  • “Just write.”
  • “Finish it.”

The takeaway here is:

Your writing sucks, but continue to write regardless, and finish what you start.

Wasn’t that encouraging?

Writing

Starting Anything

I have the hardest time starting anything.

Especially when it comes to using items that are brand new.

Here’s just one example. I have three notebooks on my bookshelf that I haven’t touched since I bought them. My reason for purchasing the journals? I planned on writing in them. But I physically can’t bring myself to do it.

At this rate, half of my bookshelf is going to be filled with empty notebooks before I get around to opening one.

Don’t even get me started on books.