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How Many Of You Want To Be Writers? Then Why Aren’t You At Home Writing?
Well, here is a final suggestion from Write For Your Life (hey, if you haven’t realised by now that I am perhaps Lawrence Block’s biggest fan, where have you been???) to help you beat procrastination, inaction and the feeling that you are not doing enough: the ‘Five Things I Did Today To Advance My Writing Career‘ process.
Every night, before you go to bed, write on a notepad/notebook a list of five things you did that day to advance your writing career. I can see you now going: ‘What??!!’.
I know it does sound both simple and at the same time daunting as you may say, ‘I haven’t done anything, what am I going to write?’.
Like Block says: ‘One of the most important lessons of Write For Your Life is that the most productive action we can take as writers is not to work harder, … turn out more work. Very often we can make more real progress writing affirmations, listening to a tape, going for a walk‘.
This links back to affirmation Day 6 and 16 – No one knows more than my writer’s intuition and Everything I do for enjoyment further my writing career. Everyone has a tremendous amount of material to write about.
Did you read the paper? Write it down.
And did you go for a walk and think about a project? Write down.
Seeee, it is not that difficult.
The most important thing about this process is realising that Everything you do can serve you in your career as a writer. So start to pay attention, live in the moment, milk each experience to the max and, most importantly, get out of your way and Believe In Yourself.
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The Affirmation is from Write for Your Life – The Home Seminar For Writers by Lawrence Block.