by Christine Pinto
Ever feel your focus blur, support for your writing life wane, and belief in what you’re doing dissipate? Argh! What to do?
Here’s what I do to get my focus back and reenergize support from the only reliably constant, unbiased, fully supportive source I’ll ever have all the time … me.
I take a break to write down:
--Why, specifically, I write what I write.
--My biography, a short one and the longer one that will introduce my biography when I’m hugely famous, or serve as the outline to my autobiography, even if I never decide to write it.
--Glowing reviews of my (yet to be finished) very, very successful books.
--An introduction to myself as the keynote speaker of an important conference.
--My acceptance speech for those awards I’m going to win.
--The “Secret of My Success Speech” I’ll give someday.This is not idle chatter or boasting. It clarifies what I believe, puts positive messages out in the world to work on my behalf, and helps me practice saying good things about myself from a position of strength, the position of having achieved it all already. And it makes visible support from the best advocate I’ll ever have – me.
Think of it as a deposit in the bank. Happy Writing!
A novelist and writing coach for children, Christine Pinto is currently serving as the treasurer of EPIC Group Writers.
We have such a variety of writers in our organization that we thought it would be fun, exciting and enlightening to have multiple blog post authors.
We will be sharing all sorts of writing-related topics!