Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | By: Angela Brown

Getting Back into the Writing Life

Stepping back into writing slow and steady has gone better than I thought. Now that I've given myself permission to NOT be so hard on myself, I'm making progress. Some days may not go quite as planned...
But it is okay. Really and truly okay.

What do you do on those days where things don't go quites as planned?

10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Just relax and take a day at a time.
Most days don't go as planned. I just deal.

Angela Brown said...

Taking things one day at a time has a bit more meaning for me these days, a deeper and truer meaning.

Maria Zannini said...

When things don't go as planned, I try to salvage what I can and call the rest a wash. If I 'worry' something too much (which I tend to do) it usually causes me more grief than if I had let it go and tried again some other day.

Angela Brown said...

Re: worry something too much

I tend to do that as well. It is taking time, but I am learning to step back instead.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

On the days I can't write, I plot things in my head and call that progress. A retired writer once reminded me that writers are always writing, even if we're sitting in a hospital waiting room people watching.

alexia said...

It's definitely hard once you start publishing things to not feel rushed and be hard on yourself... I have a similar goal right now to relax and write the last book in my trilogy at a leisurely pace and make sure I'm enjoying myself. Because really, that's what should matter.

Angela Brown said...

Now that is a very good perspective to take.

Angela Brown said...

Yes, enjoy it all :-)

klahanie said...

Hey Angela,

Yes indeed, my lovely friend, the key is to keep the pressure of your good self.

I write when I feel like writing. That way it doesn't feel forced. Either that or the dog takes over my computer and does some of her own um, pawblishing!

Penny's human dad,

Gary 😀

Mark Noce said...

It's very important not to be too hard on yourself:) I'm pretty much failing constantly, but so long as I get a success every once in a while, I feel good:)

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