How’s your writing life, is it healthy?
Are you exhibiting the following symptoms?
Sluggishness, severe idea loss, excessive procrastination, lame excuses for not writing, prolonged writer’s block ....
EWDS – Extreme Write-A-Min Deficiency Syndrome
Write-A-Mins A, B, C, D, & E
Write-A-Min A – Attitude. The right attitude, a positive attitude puts you in a position of strength regardless of any situation that may threaten to stall your writing or hinder the accomplishment of your dream. A positive attitude increases your self-confidence and helps you to manage the dry days. Think and believe that you can achieve all you envision for your writing and for yourself as a writer.
Write-A-Min B – Balance. To be a “successful” writer you need to have a life. It doesn’t have to be a grand life but one lived with gratitude and contentment, full of love and fun and an eye towards capitalizing on simple pleasures and inopportune adventures.
Write-A-Min C – Commitment. Wishy-washy thoughts will not cut it if you harbour dreams of being a writer. A clear vision, an articulate plan and a resolute heart puts you on the path to achieving your writing goals.
Write-A-Min D – Discipline. Whether for pleasure or profit your work/writing schedule (daily, weekly, etc) should be fitted with structure and boundaries to ensure consistency and a sense of fulfilment.
Write-A-Min E – Enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the fire that lights up your days, energies and motivates you to engage with your writing with an insatiable passion.
- Books and articles by writers about writing and the writing life.
- Blogs that cater to writers helping them to navigate the path to their dreams.
- Friends who are writers themselves who will lock arms with you so that you can buffer your internal and external enemies together.
- Mentors who will encourage and inspire you and celebrate with you one hard-earned success at a time.
Have you had your Write-A-Mins?