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Is Perfectionism Stopping You?

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Start Writing That BOOK


Have you got a dream to someday write a book? Or, have you started, stopped, started, stopped and just can’t seem to get out of the cycle?

Don’t be hard on yourself. This is a typical behavior. And I have a solution for you. Several in fact.

First off, PERFECTIONISM is the number one blocker of writing. It stops you from starting, it’s the nasty monster that rears it’s ugly head — and causes writer’s block.

It starts with three simple questions. You need to dig deep and be honest with yourself.

🌟 Why did I start writing this book in the first place?

🌟 What’s stopping me?

🌟 Why can’t I finish writing it — what is my biggest roadblock?

Typically the answer to all these questions is the same: yourself.

Add the two together YOURSELF + PERFECTIONISM and you end up not doing the thing you dreamed of doing.

HOW do you stop the cycle?

  1. You’re not perfect. And no book is perfect. Never. Write from your heart and be vulnerable and real and that is what will attract your readers (no matter the genre).

  2. Turn off the negative thoughts that your creating. The false narrative. Write in a journal for 10 minutes a day. NO agenda. No editing. Start with positive statements about yourself and your writing. Example: I am a good writer. People will read my words. Then just write. It can be crap. It’s okay. When your negative voice starts talking again, stop, and go back to the positive words.

  3. Use your so-called imperfections and work with them. Don’t use it as a crutch to stop. Example: I am dyslexic and have ADHD. Those two combined make writing hard. But, instead of letting it stop me — I work with them. How? I work during my most creative time — the morning. I don’t force myself to work when I KNOW I will have a hard time. Sometimes, instead of writing, I dictate into my phone.

Stop making excuses. Don’t be the 83% — be the 3%.

Interested in JOURNALING like I mentioned above? I created a JOURNAL for you! It's called the WRITER'S 90 Day Journal. You can get one here.

There are two fully lined pages for each day!

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