As a bestselling author (who creates bestselling authors!) I know a thing or two about writing a book. I also know a lot about getting stuck, hopping on the struggle bus, and getting derailed in your daily writing practice.
You don’t HAVE to stay in the struggle. You don’t HAVE to feel cruddy. You don’t HAVE to be stuck. Here’s how to shift your mood – instantly – and get back into the writing flow!
Bestseller Secret #1: Eat. You’ll feel better.
This is one of my “Rules for Life” – and it’s the simplest. When I’m feeling low, my blood sugar rushes to match. So go eat!
While it’s BEST if you eat a balanced meal or snack (duh) this bestseller secret is NOT to eat something healthy. Because when you’re feeling grumpy, sometimes a carrot stick and hummus, while balanced and healthy, aren’t as effective as a cuppa and a cookie in raising your mood (and getting you back into the writing flow!)
Bestseller Secret #2: Change how you’re writing.
If you’re on your laptop, switch to your notebook. If you’re at your desk, move to your couch. If you’re inside, head to the porch. If it’s too quiet, go to a café.
Changing your writing tools (from pen and paper to digital, or visa versa) can work WONDERS to lift your mood and get back into the writing flow. And never underestimate the power of moving WHERE you’re writing too.
Even a temporary shift in tool or location can serve to shift your mood!
Bestseller Secret #3: Pep talk from a mentor
My students in Finally Write Your Book course have a private, students-only Facebook group where they can come for a pep talk, advice, and encouragement from me AND their fellow authors. That “you can do it” support from someone who is also on a journey to write a book is invaluable.
My most successful authors use this – regularly! Because you’re NOT in it alone.
To learn more about Finally Write Your Book (and get some great tips for your writing that you can instantly put into practice) register for my free class, “How to Finally Write Your Book (5 Steps) in 2023 – Without Sacrificing Your Life!”
- All you need for your book is to write down your signature talk, right? WRONG! I’ll explain how your book needs to be so much more.
- If you do this one thing you’ll be GUARANTEED to get MORE writing done… without giving up Netflix, your kids’ soccer games, or locking yourself in your office. (Hint: I’m a busy mom of three!)
- My PROVEN system to write a message-driven book… so that you can reach the people you’re meant to reach! This is the system I use myself AND it has helped authors around the world to FINALLY start – and finish – their books!
- AND debunking the Mental Monsters™ that keep you from even getting started… including my brand of Monster Spray that is sure to work. Get this wrong and you’ll NEVER finish your book.
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