Hello, all my awesome friends. It is that time again. The time where we come together,
Sometimes the reason we are having trouble writing is because we are thinking of who may read it. If you have had someone in the past blast your writing, you may see the “The End” page as a threat. The longer it takes to get to that page the safer you are from critical readers. In the early stages, writing can be enjoyable and even relaxing. Once you have an audience to please it can get sticky. I recently took a peek at my reviews and was mostly happy with them…but there was a 2 star out there.
This is when we freeze. We are triggered without truly being aware of why.
To freeze means a short-lived response. This is the few days version of “writer’s block.”
Fight is either a response to yourself, someone else, or both. Maybe you got a harsher than anticipated critique and it weighed heavy on you. It can even be as silly as losing a file, being a perfectionist, and negative self-talk can also make you angry and defensive. (Email your files to yourself regularly so that you are always able to find them. No matter where you are.)
Until we have learned to rewire the pathways of our brain this can and will happen. Don’t worry the answers are coming-
Time to get to know ourselves.
Challenge: HOW DO YOU DO? Page 30
• What do I usually do after the freeze? Do I stare at the blank screen, then flee to check my email? Or is it that little pause when I think about writing and then decide I’ll do that later after I…?
• How many ways do I run away from writing? How do I distract myself? What do I tell myself I need to do before I can write? Do I keep myself too busy to write?
• How and who do I fight? Who do I criticize? What do I complain about? What feedback or advice have I rejected?
Polish your sparkle and just keep twirling.
Find joy. Be joy. Enjoy.
I’m always looking for new friends!
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