Procrastination isn’t about being lazy

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Procrastination isn’t about being lazy, it is about avoiding an emotion associated with the activity. It is an objection meant to keep us in place. A small illustration. When I know that I am doing something I love, like preparing my upcoming live free webinar, The Secret to Your Writing Success, it feels right. I … Read more

I Don’t Have Time

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“I don’t have time to write.” “I’m too busy right now.” “When I’m retired, that’s when I’m going to write.” I don’t have time is the biggest, most common excuse, we all make. There is an election coming up in my province and in talking with a young man the other day, he said he … Read more

Motivation Monday

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Because sometimes our Inner Saboteur’s take on the face of one we love.

Checking In

We’ve been pursuing our writing goals, our writing dreams, for three months now, and it’s time for a check-in. What goals did you set for yourself at the beginning of January? How close are you to achieving them? What is working for you? What are you struggling with? Until now, we’ve been looking at things … Read more

Let it go

“It was a bad writing day yesterday. Today isn’t going to be any better.” “You didn’t write yesterday. Don’t bother writing today.” If I were a betting person, I’d wager you’ve thought those above statements plenty of times before. They are two of the favourite things our Inner Saboteur likes to say to us. The … Read more

Creating Deadlines that Matter

Unless you’re one of the lucky ones with a publishing contract, or in a writing course with submission deadlines that if missed will cost you money, it can be difficult to set and stick to deadlines. Why? Because we don’t really have anything really at stake. Perhaps a pitch session at a conference/convention you’re attending … Read more

Just Watch Me

I’m stubborn. If someone makes a suggestion to me or asks something of me, often my first response is “No.” On the positive side, my stubbornness is called persistence. I refuse to quit. I won’t give up, or give in. There’s a saying something like persistence is more important than talent. So I figure I’ll keep submitting … Read more

The Struggle Is Real

I was going to have a completely different post this week, a continuation of the theme of change or about embracing our fears. I may post that next week. I needed to change my post. If this is a journey we’re doing together, then I need to be honest with you. So here goes: I’ve … Read more

Stories of Perseverance

I have been thinking a lot about what makes it so difficult for us to sit down and write. Why are we so willing to give in to our Inner Saboteur, even when we know that’s what we’re doing? A lot of times it comes down to the thought “Why bother?” Let’s face it, being … Read more