Why is it so hard to commit?
To your writing practice, that is! To getting the story — the one you know you have to tell — out of your head and into a form that you can share.
If you beat yourself up for setting writing goals and then failing to meet them — stop it! If you sit down at your keyboard and imagine yourself typing fast and furious, words flowing as easily as the story that's retold itself inside your head a thousand times, you're ready to succeed!
Writers who have successfully committed to their writing practice often speak of a trigger event that pushed them past their blocks, sometimes after years of flailing. It's time for you to do the same!
Sound to good to be true?
You know it's not!
You know you've got it in you to get this book written.
It's just that so many other things keep asking for your attention and commitment that you've put this project to the side. For another day. Another month.
The first thing you need to get your story into the world is the reason to make it a priority right now.
Not that long ago, I was where you are now. Looking back, I can clearly see what pushed me to get my first novel finished, entered in contests and uploaded on Amazon.
And the beauty is: science proves that my experience is common! Like, common as muck.
With researchers from some of America's top universities backing me up, I've created a series of exercises to help you make that commitment to your story that it's been begging you for.
So say, 'Yes!' to this course, say, 'Yes!' to yourself, and say, 'Heck, yeah!' to your writing!
Here's what you'll get from Rev Up Your Commitment Using Your Life's Milestones:
Step 1. Learn to Use the Power of Milestones
Learn the tricks that people who successfully get themselves to the gym or to stick to a diet use to reach what researchers call 'aspirational goals.' Writing a book — it's just another aspirational goal and you already have lots of these successes under your belt. We're going to help you remember them.
Step 2. Shut Down the Negative Voice
Find out why that irritating voice — the one that tells you you can't write your book — is wrong. And, how to quiet it with hard evidence that you can and you will succeed this time!
Step 3. Identify Your Meaningful Milestone Date
For some of us, it's a date that on the calendar. For others, it's something personal. But for all of us, there's a date that we can assign to be the day that we say, "Sayonara, Sweetheart," to our old, non-writing self, and "Hello, Wonderful Woman!" to our new author self!
Step 4. Rev Up Your Writing to Succeed by That Milestone Date
Getting from where you are now to where you want to be with your writing will require you to commit to your success. Starting today, when you join this course, you'll get access to simple yet empowering exercises to help you reach, "I wrote my book!" status.
I’ve been a career, technical ghost-writer, curriculum creator, and workshop presenter since 1997. In 2015, I became an award-winning author of dark-humour, women's fiction. Woo hoo! The week I turned 50, neck-deep in a client contract with an impossible deadline, I had an epiphany and finally figured out what I wanted to do when I grew up: help women “of a certain age” write the books that they’ve been thinking, dreaming and talking about for too many years.
Four months later, WriteWomanWrite.com was born. Still exhausted from that delivery, I co-conceived, co-raised and co-launched the Creative Women Summit into the world. From there, my summit co-creator and I launched The Creative Academy (this wonderful space!) and started creating courses. In addition to continuing to grow these resources for writers, I'm working on a podcast, an anthology, and my own creative non-fiction memoir called Girls Who Get Themselves in Trouble.
I’m confident that peri-menopause is what's fuelling my project reproductive system. Can't wait to see how my world explodes once I become a full-fledged "older woman!"