You’ve been lying to yourself or worse still making excuses. Let’s go there. I’m going to say it how it is. You need to get out of your own way!
Print out the list before reading in full. I made it oh, so easy for you – click on What Gets in the Way of Writing invitation and hey presto there’s your lovely Free pdf from little ole me. I’m good like that.
ACTION STATIONS! QUICK.
GET YOUR BODY MOVING GO GRAB A PEN while it’s printing.
Run to your neighbour’s house ask them to print it out if you still haven’t replaced your in the cartridge or fixed your printer.
Heck, if you have to, use the work printer when no one is looking! Shhh, I won’t tell.
QUICKLY – Read the list and tick or highlight the excuses – whoops I mean reasons which apply to you. Make sure your heart is racing as you read, this is going to be life-changing!
Add to the list any personal additional blocks which you foresee getting in the way writing. yep, that one too. Let’s have it!
SPEED UP. COME ON. THIS IS LIKE FIGHTING FIRE. DO IT QUICK SPEEDY GONZALEZ. NO PONDERING. IF THERE IS ANY HESITATION WHILE YOU ARE PAUSING FOR BREATH THEN MARK THE ENTRY IN SOME WAY. YES. JUST MARK IT! YOU CAN REST LATER…
- Getting started
- Pen or pencil running out
- Writer’s block
- Finding your authentic voice
- Perception of another person’s judgement
- Need for validation or approval
- Time management
- Taking responsibility
- Life Events
- Fear of failure
- Lack of ideas
- Too many choices
- Environmental triggers
- Being seen
- Perceived criticism
- Negative self-beliefs
- Negative opinions from others
- Lack of focus
- Perceived rejection or criticism
- Honing your creative process
- Not feeling/believing ‘you’re good enough’
- Physical disability
- Learning Label (Dyslexia etc)
- Emotions, thoughts and feelings
- Writer’s block
- Learning about how to write
- Lack of self-belief
- Having your written works accepted
- Having your written works rejected
- Developing positive writing habits
- Not completing what you’ve started
- Your inner critic
- Completing things
- Finding your writing community
- Other – Please list
Well done you!
Rip up the listWhat Gets in the Way of Writing…
Turn it into a confetti storm
Shout out loud and proud…
‘’I’m done with that!’’
76 excuses are not reason enough not to write. You’ve been lying to yourself. If you want to write you WILL find the way!
Now write this down
Give yourself a pat on the back for making time for you!
You can have a little dance and ‘Celebrate Good Times, Come On!’ – Just for fun. Oh yes!
Clap your hands together and shout ‘’hoorah.’’
Point to yourself and say, ‘’I AM a Writer!’’
Cartwheels, high fives Goddess and Warrior dances and other extravaganza optional.
And now we have calmed down.
Let’s get down the business of writing!
This prelude is taken from my third book ‘Write from Your Heart’ due for release in 2020. please do make contact when I can be of help and support to you. I have a range of personal support programmes, writers workshops and fabulous writing retreats.
My mother taught me how to read and write. As much as I hated learning the alphabet at the time sitting amongst balls of scrunched up paper crying my eyes out as I simply could not get it right the first time or the next, or the next. I am grateful for the legacy she left behind. To write from your heart like a bird on a wing is freeing. Soaring above my past and looking back on how far I’ve come. I invite you, dear reader, to do the same.
Working with you and for you sharing your message, your passion and your purpose.