I just finished reading a great book, The Right-Brain Business Plan by Jennifer Lee. I finished reading in about two days. It's one of those books that makes you want to take action. Right then and there--but you can't because you have to read just one more chapter.
The photo above is a collage I created last fall while I was looking at my writing business and how I want it to change/grow.
When I started writing for a living seven years ago, I never dreamed I would be in the place I am now: writing books? Helping businesses tell their stories? Working with writers and helping them overcome some of the same blocks I once faced? Impossibibble! (As Tigger likes to say.)
How Does One Make the Work of Writing Fun?
I think it comes from trusting yourself and following your intuition whenever possible. This week for instance, I've been struggling. Feeling like the well is nearly dry and coupled with the zero temps we've been experiencing here for the past month or two (or five?), I'm not feeling like the best version of myself.
So today, rather than force myself quickly into my to-do list, I played for a while. I cut out more images and words that felt right as I flipped through old magazines, creating two more collages: one outlining my perfect clients and another my desire to change my relationship with money. (While I'm frugal by nature, sometimes even a good thing can be taken too far.) Now other pieces of my own personalized right-brain business plan shaping up.
There are other ways of course to add more fun to one's writing work day. Here are a few suggestions:
What are your thoughts? Do you find there are certain tried and true methods to get you through those writing work days when you just aren't feeling it? Please share in the comments.
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