Now that I’ve completed the first draft of Around the Writer’s Block, I can open a few more coaching appointment times to new clients. I enjoy coaching as much as I enjoy drafting (the way you love your kids or pets in different, but equal ways), so I’m delighted to be able to open my […]
Do you hear the whisper of self-doubt or the roar of criticism whenever you even think about writing? Do you have a collection of excuses and reasons not to write? Do you have other behaviors and beliefs that undermine your writing? That’s the Saboteur at work. But you don’t have to let the Saboteur run […]
When the Wizard of Oz says “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,” we know that’s exactly what Dorothy, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Man should look at. But paying attention to writer’s block and other forms of resistance is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you have to know what your […]
I’d rather get it right the first time, but I’ve finally realized that it is far better to take action and make a mistake (followed by sincere effort to correct the mistake) than to do nothing because I’m afraid of making a mistake. The expectation of perfection is a common source of writing resistance; it’s also impossible to achieve and makes us miserable.
You have wings! Every time you throw yourself into space propelled by trust in the Divine and your willingness to express has been given to you to share, your wings grow stronger, your heart sings louder and your spirit soars higher.
I just emailed the first complete draft for Around the Writer’s Block to my editor Gaby with a cc to my agent Michelle. Four weeks early! I “should” be excited, ecstatic even. I’m not. I called Claudia to tell her I’d just emailed the book. After she congratulated me, she added “I kinda wanted to be […]