JUNE 2022: OWN YOUR FEARS

Writing is hard. Trying to write scared–is impossible.

Now, if most writers are honest, we all write scared! All of us! There is a risky element to this thing! You are taking something which only was relevant to you, existed only for you, and putting in the world. That is scary! But, the fear is much more complicated.

Much more complicated!

This why owning what scares you when you write, or before you write is imperative! With being able to identify these things, you can build needed confidence!

Confidence cancels out fear!

For me, my fears are rooted in certain topics, and my writing plans. I have a planner dedicated to writing, scheduling and all that good stuff! But, when I don’t adhere to that? My fear is that I will fall behind and can’t catch up. When I write about tough topics, or think that I am going to cross genres, my fear is that I believe I can’t do it. With that knowledge, I can put necessary supports in place!

Fear is normal: a writer not writing is not normal.

Encouragement Pages: 06/03/2022

Dear Writer:

Let your motivation to write today fall into these categories:

1.) Joy

2.) Curiosity

3.) Hope.

Joy because writing can be joyous (there are times that it isn’t, but when it is joyous? Keep going).

Curiosity is important because you must know want to know what happens next before anyone else.

Hope is essential because this is what powers any writers’ imagination.

Keep going.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-05/27/2022

(*Note: the phrase ‘lay some track’ is taken from the book THE YEAR OF YES by Shonda Rhimes.)

Dear Writer:

Did you “lay some track” today?

Did you write down that random idea?

Did you complete that sentence?

Did you sketch that scene?

Did you lay some track today?

If not, you should have.

You still have time–get to it.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris