Do you ever wonder if you should be writing at all?
- You secretly think you’re not really any good at writing
- You doubt anyone will ever pay you for what you write
- You’re afraid of receiving rejections or negative feedback
- You feel guilty about spending time writing because it seems “self-indulgent”
All of these are problems faced by many, many writers. In fact, I think every writer I know has struggled with at least one of the above worries!
For years, I believed that the main problem most writers face is having enough time to write.
And while I agree that time is a big issue (particularly now I’m a parent to two small children!), it’s very tied up with confidence.
After all, if you feel like your writing’s no good … and you worry you’re never going to make any money from it … and you’re convinced that people will leave you nasty comments or reviews if you do publish … and anyway, you think you’re being self-indulgent just by writing in the first place…
… then it’s not exactly a surprise that you find it hard to make time to write!
This Thursday (27th), I’m running a webinar titled The Confident Writer: Ditching Guilt, Beating Fears, and Making Time to Write.
- Guilt about writing … and guilt about not writing!
- The underlying problem that “I don’t have time to write” might be masking
- How to carry on despite common writing fears
- Practical ways to boost both your confidence AND your time to write
- Ways to focus when you’re writing (instead of worrying about everything else)
- Getting support and encouragement with your writing
Date: Thursday 27th April
Time: 8pm – 9pm UK (3pm – 4pm EST; 12 noon – 1pm PST)
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