Time managment is the hardest. I find if I don’t treat my writing like a job and give it the time it needs; the writing and re-writing doesn’t get done; or not as much. Staying off of fb, twitter, and other social media stuff is important too; which is a double edge sword. Don’t you need to be engaged on social media to some extent or is it better to just unplug and concentrate all of one’s energies and time into writing? I’m thinking the latter is the correct answer; especially for new writers like me.
Many of you were here for last week’s discussion regarding What Makes a Real Writer? When we decide to become professional writers, we have a lot of work ahead of us and sadly, most will not make the cut.
I know it’s a grossly inaccurate movie, but I love G.I. Jane. I recall a scene during Hell Week (the first evolution of S.E.A.L. training) where Master Chief has everyone doing butterfly kicks in the rain. He yells at the recruits to look to their left and look to their right, that statistically, those people will quit.
Who will be the first to ring that bell? Who will be the first to quit?
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Years ago, one of my mentors mentioned The 5% Rule. What’s The 5% Rule? So happy you asked. Statistically, only 5% of the population is…
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