...brought to you by Jen K Blom, foot-shooter.
Everyone gets down about writing at some point. Maybe more than the one point. Maybe it's fairly often... you compare yourself to others, you look at your writing and wonder how exactly you consider yourself a writer, you have life get in the way to where you wonder if you can ever churn anything out again...
At some point in the last three months, I've done all these things. And more.
While I won't bore (or horrify) you with the horrible details, I will tell you what I try to make my mantra every day. "Only you can make yourself feel bad. Only you can compare yourself to others and come up short. Only you. You have the power to control your life. So do it already!"
While it doesn't help every day, it does help more often than not.
I know my writing and publishing journey is a work in progress, just like I am, and I've also derived a new strategy. Positive thinking in cinematic form.
I sit and think about the coolest things I think could happen to me. Then I think about how I would act if they did. Then I try to keep that sense of happiness and positivity as a basis for my thoughts about everything connected to writing.
I think it helps.
Do you have any positivity tricks? Lay 'em on me!