Before I started my coaching sessions with Sherry, I thought I was actually doing pretty good with my writing. I thought I was productive, and although I have made improvements in the craft over the years, I was looking for something to take me to the next level in my writing. What I quickly discovered was that I was more burned out than I had realized. I needed some balance in my life, and Sherry helped me find that. And, she helped me come up with some visible and tactile reminders to help me maintain that balance.
I’ve actually been more productive recently even though I feel like I spend less overall time writing. I think part of the boost in my productivity is being accountable to someone else. Every time I speak with Sherry, I tell her what I’ve been up to writing-wise, and I don’t want to say, “Well, I ended up goofing off on the Internet in all my free time,” or whatever the excuse might be. Another part of the boost has come from talking things out with her. I actually had some fears left over from last year and an unsuccessful agent search. But after talking things through with Sherry, I came to a few decisions. And it was surprisingly easy to come to these decisions. I just had to move past my fear.
Moving past that fear has meant that I feel more confident in my writing. I’m still working towards that next level, but I no longer feel stuck, or like I’m missing something. I feel like I’m doing the right thing for my writing career, and I’m pleased with my progress so far this year. I’d definitely recommend Sherry for anybody who wants to improve their writing and their life.