This summer is shaping up to be an extra busy one, and while I want to keep everything running per usual, I’m wary of running around with my hands in too many pots. How can I simplify?
Setbacks rise up for all kinds of reasons (illness, injury, travel delays, difficult people). Plans derailed, its easy to switch into a reactive mode where you’re trying your best to respond to what happened with your goals and schedule sidelined indefinitely.
Making a new year’s resolution for a big writing goal? Maybe you want to write a novel, or finally finish that draft of the screenplay you’ve been “working on” since summer. Here are the 7 ways I stay on track with big writing goals.
I can’t spend all day writing the way I could in residency. But what I can do is continue to center my writing so that it gets the best part of my day, the time when I am the most alert, aware, engaged, and fresh.
In the last post I shared a little bit about that stuck feeling and tricks to overcome it. But one of my favorite ways to overcome writers’ block is through morning pages, a tool from The Artist’s Way.
I don’t do morning pages any longer, but I did them daily when I was working through the Artist’s Way after writer’s block, a health crisis, depression, and getting married (no wonder I couldn’t write with all that shit going on).