Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Change can be scary, but necessary



I’ve always been the kind of person that ran away from change. It was too hard to adapt. To learn something new. Or navigate around something new. The newest thing I changed was that I ended my Newsletter. Nobody was interested, and, I share all the info on my blog as well. So if future readers want to find out about new books, they can check the tabs in my blog, or sign up for new blog posts to be delivered in their inbox. So it serves the same purpose of the newsletter. I only did it in the first place because all the experts online recommended it. I no longer follow expert advice. I just do my own thing.

I also changed my writing process. I’m no longer so stressed about my writing. I just go with it. Also, I care more about the punctuation, and spelling errors. Things that would drive me insane if I were reading a book. It’s hard to let go of this type of control. I always have this tendency to want to make everything perfect. Since I stopped the process of constantly rewriting every book over and over, I’ve become a lot less stressed, and I’m actually enjoying my writing again.

Because of my taxing, tough day job, I’ve started to worry that I couldn’t write everyday. All the experts and writing advice suggests you write everyday. That you set a certain word count for everyday. Unfortunately, I no longer have that luxury. I write whenever I can. And I make good progress. So write in however manner you want, or that suits your lifestyle. It’s not a one fits all thing. Not at all. We are all artists. And every artist has their own quirks, and ways to express themselves, let alone their working processes. So you do what makes you happy.

So that is it from me. Always stay the way you are. If you make changes, do it for yourself, and not because others tell you to.

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  1. Good for you!!! I decided last year that I love writing and I will also be doing it however and whenever I want.

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    1. Yes. Great for you! Otherwise the pressure is just too much, and the fun gets sucked out of writing.

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  2. I so agree about change being hard. I agree with Elizabeth, good for you. Write the way you want to, when you want to and how you want to. If writing is stressful, then I don't think you can be creative. If you're enjoying what you do, you're more creative.

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    1. Thank you, Mason. You are so right. It feels much better writing my own way than others telling me what I should rather be doing.

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  3. You have freed yourself from the constraints - now it is fun again.
    I never set up a newsletter. What would I tell people?

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    1. I didn't have anything to put in my newsletter. You are so right😁 Writing should be fun, or else it borders on torture. And the pressure to publish and get your work seen, eats you alive.

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