The writing industry's #1 secret for actually finishing your projects, getting more done and living creatively everyday

Sometimes it can feel like the writing industry is full of secrets we just don't know about.

I used to wonder how certain people made it look so easy to write, while I was drowning in my own insecurities and failures and bad habits. But through detailing the key similarities, habits and qualities of some of the most famous, wealthiest, and most celebrated authors in the world, I discovered something crucial for you to know if you want to become a successful author:

Feeling well is the secret to writing well.

And by "feel well", what I mean is being in a healthy relationship with yourself.

This seems like it should be common knowledge, but it's not.

How many people do you know that write complain and cry about it 90% of the time? How many people, instead of focusing on how glorious it is to be able to create in this world, and what an incredible responsibility it is to be a messenger and story crafter on this earth today, are bogged down by stresses and insecurities that not only are they imposing on themselves, but that society imposes on them, too?

It's time we took a step back as creators ourselves and remember why we create in the first place, because you didn't start to make yourself unhappy. But today here you are, feeling guilty anytime we get to sneak in some writing time because you feel like you should be doing something more "productive" or "important" in society. Comparing yourself to others and doubting our talents and putting our work in a corner so no one can enjoy its benefits because you're too afraid to finish it. Giving up because it doesn't seem like it's leading anywhere, or that it's too much hard work, or that you simply don't feel good enough.

It's an epidemic, and I'm determined to eliminate it in anyone that comes into contact with me for as long as I live.

Wellness the writing industry's #1 best kept secret. And here are 10 reasons why.

Writing is a long, long game, that requires energy, strength and stamina.

You will experience your fair share (and sometimes MORE than your fair share) of rejection along your journey, from editors, to agents, to publishers.

You will also experience a bunch of people known as "haters" in your writing career, and these range from strangers to ex-friends, to *gasp!* family members.

The last thing you need on top of all that is YOU telling yourself that your work is crap.

"If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm." - African Proverb

There will be times where no one else will see the ridiculous amount of work you're putting into making your dreams happen, and no one will be there to acknowledge you, so you have to work without external validation.

You're going to see as lot of people around you succeed, but you can't let that phase you.

You're going to see a lot of people around you fail, but you can't let that phase you.

There will be a frickin' parade of tempting opportunities that will come your way that seem like the quicker, easier roads to success, but ultimately pull you away from your destiny, and only your values and inner strength will be able to save you from that.

You deserve to feel good about the work you do.



Over to you:

 

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Stephanie Lennox