I read this cool article last week — “30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself” — and I thought, hey, heeeey, that’s interesting. Writers might could use their own version of that. So, I started to cobble one together. And, of course, as most of these writing-related posts become, it ended up that for the most part I’m sitting here in the blog yelling at myself first and foremost.
That is, then, how you should read this: me, yelling at me. If you take away something from it, though?
Then go forth and kick your writing year in the teeth.
- Stop Running Away
- Stop Stopping
- Stop Writing In Someone Else’s Voice
- Stop Worrying
- Stop Hurrying
- Stop Waiting
- Stop Thinking It Should Be Easier
- Stop Deprioritizing Your Wordsmithy
- Stop Treating Your Body Like A Dumpster
- Stop The Moping And The Whining
- Stop Blaming Everyone Else
- Stop The Shame
- Stop Lamenting Your Mistakes
- Stop Playing It Safe
- Stop Trying To Control Shit You Can’t Control
- Stop Doing One Thing
- Stop Writing For “The Market”
- Stop Chasing Trends
- Stop Caring About What Other Writers Are Doing
- Stop Caring So Much About The Publishing Industry
- Stop Listening To What Won’t Sell
- Stop Overpromising And Overshooting
- Stop Leaving Yourself Off The Page
- Stop Dreaming
- Stop Being Afraid
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