The first thing you need to know is that my copy is signed. Not to me, but still, it’s signed. I feel special adjacent. I am not Emily (who it was signed for) but I will gladly love her book.
So, the drill will be the same as before. I will name the book and who wrote it, (Around the Writer’s Block by Rosanne Bane). I will then suggest a cuppa something awesome and a nibble to keep your energy up. Do just that…book, cuppa, and nibbles. Mmmm…nibbles. Mine is cheese. Extra sharp cheddar.
“Your focus needs more focus.” Karate Kid (2010)
We keep promising ourselves that someday we will gain the focus we so desire…but we also know that we are big fat liars when it comes to this. But according to the wisdoms of Ms. Bane – RESISTANCE IS NORMAL- that is the first time I have ever been called normal and I like it.
Every writer experiences some form of resistance. It’s not if you face it but how you face. Some of the farms of resistance are:
- becoming anxious
- being over critaical of ourselves
- becoming tired (This is ME- All I want to do is take a nap when I sit at this desk.)
- rebellious (Who do I think I am telling myself what to do!)
- Wimpy- (I guess I can write about something sometime when I think of a good idea.)
Sadly, more of us give in and step away from our writing. Someone who could have become an amazing writer may give it up all together.
Around the Writers Block will hopefully, give us information, encouragement, and tools we need to kick resistance’s butt and actually get words on the page. There is not a better feeling than seeing the screen fill will wonderful witticisms that are all mine.
I must warn you; this book also contains a large amount of brain and neurological jargon
One reminder. If you find all the challenges to be below you or not interesting, perhaps you are RESISTING the challenge. BAM! Gotcha!
Or- Free write for 10 minutes about what you truly want to do with your writing energy and time.
Polish your sparkle and just keep twirling.
Find joy. Be joy. Enjoy.
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