Rev up Your Commitment to Your Writing [Resource Room]

Using Your Life's Milestones

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.


Your Instructor

Donna Barker
Donna Barker

The most important thing for you to know about me is that I spent ten years where you are now, thinking about and struggling to get my first book written. And, I make my living as a technical ghost-writer and curriculum developer, so getting my first novel done "should" have been easy. Right? Wrong!

Writing your first book is a special kind of challenge and it's my passion to help women (in particular) achieve this life-changing goal.


Frequently Asked Questions

I’m ready to write my story! Where's the access?
Woo hoo! Just click one of the CLAIM MY SPOT buttons, create your account or sign in if you're already a CCS Creative Academy student (If you attended the Creative Women Summit, you're already a student.) That’s it. You’ll get immediate access to this course. It’s like magic.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you don't love any part of the course, I want to know what isn't pleasing you. And, if you have ideas that would make it a better, more productive experience, I'd love to know what you'd recommend. Send me an email and I promise I'll respond. Send your email to [email protected]