This month, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) asked, “What’s the one thing about your writing career you regret the most? Were you able to overcome it?” I regret how busyness coerced me into abandoning my writing dream. Compound that regret with thinking I could write a book readers will love without a plan. I finally learned how to overcome busyness and become a better writer.
Don’t Let Busyness Steal Your Dream
Busyness comes in many forms. Even if you have the time to write, procrastination can wipe out that advantage. Steven Pressfield, in his book, The War of Art, summed it up.
There’s a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don’t, and the secret is this: It’s not the writing part that’s hard.
What’s hard is sitting down to write. What keeps us from sitting down is Resistance.
Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.
Let My Past Resistance Help You Overcome Busyness and Become a Better Writer!
Over the years, I’ve gathered 3,000-plus notes about writing. Too frequently, I organized notes instead of actually writing.
My note taking was the curse of Resistance!
Fortunately, those notes will now benefit you. Over the next few months, I’ll publish seven workbooks so you don’t have to buy and study so many writing books.
Busy people like you can use 7-Step Storytelling to write a book readers will love. In upcoming posts, I’ll share all the details.
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What’s the one thing about your writing career you regret the most? Were you able to overcome it?
Visit the Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Take a moment and checkout Alex Cavanaugh’s popular Insecure Writer’s Support Group. I encourage you to sign up and take part in the monthly blog challenge. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up for the monthly challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
Above all, the IWSG site is fun and informative!