As we really get rolling with the first quarter of this new year, I’m taking the advice of a good friend and turning my focus inward.
It’s a busy time of year, and that means we need to slow down inside and reflect on all the changes we’ve made over the year, all the ones we wanted to make and didn’t, and all the things we accomplished. Even the things we wanted to accomplish and didn’t.
You know that quote about history? It’s true for YOU, too.
If you don’t know your past, you’re doomed to repeat it.
And as we close out the year, I want to encourage you to look inward and be conscious of the things you want out of next year.
Is this next year the year you FINALLY publish your book?
The world is waiting for your magnum opus to be created. Take the first baby step towards making it happen.
Ask yourself 6 questions to find out where you lost the spark
If you’re feeling worn out, run down, or like you’re running in circles — know first that you’re not alone. We all get to those places sometimes. And when it comes to your writing, that drained feeling can be not only frustrating, but also disheartening.
We want to create our masterpiece novels. We want to publish our books. Why can’t we make ourselves sit down and write the damn things?
Everything that is ever created begins in the mind, and that includes your book. So let’s develop some mindset changes that will create the foundation for you to finally get your book in front of your readers.
When you’re in a writing funk, what matters is how you pull yourself out. With the new year fast approaching, it’s a perfect time to start fresh.
Ask these 6 questions:
- What did I accomplish this year that moved me forward?
- What did I plan to do, but not get to?
- Did the path I was on this year feel purposeful?
- Am I passionate about my path?
- What obstacles were in my way this year?
- What things kept me from doing my best work this year?
With those questions, you can find out whether or not the path you were on this year is one you want to continue. Will it get you where you want to be in your author career?
You may find that you did much better than you thought this year.
Or you may find that what you thought was a passion for you, just… isn’t. Maybe it’s not the story you want to tell.
That’s what happened to a friend of mine, and fortunately, she figured it out quickly! She pivoted to what she REALLY wanted to work on and was able to zoom right through the first draft! It’s never too late to change your mind if you find that what you’ve been working on isn’t doing it for you anymore. You don’t owe that to anyone.
I want to hear from you!
So what did you learn with your 6 questions? What changes are you pumped to make?