Friday, 20 November 2020

Slow Progress is Still Progress

I was doing some sewing the other day. I was using my sewing machine and had it set to a really slow speed for more precise sewing, but it felt so slow, as though I wasn’t progressing at all.

But the reality was that my sewing project was progressing and as long as I kept at it I was moving forward and getting it done.

And it occurred to me that I sometimes feel the someway about my writing as though it’s all going really slowly and I’m not making good progress. 

But it’s just the same as anything I do; as long as it’s moving forward, no matter how slowly, it’s better than doing nothing at all.

With sewing, small, slow progress eventually leads to thousands of stitches sewn. 

And with writing, slow progress leads to thousands of words written.

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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

What Makes It Hard For Me To Write

Last week I was talking to my daughter and like me, she loves to write, and we both like to watch or listen to something while we’re writing. She watches music videos while I like to listen to audios that help with focus and creativity.

Writing though, is such a solitary occupation making it impossible to walk, talk or listen to anyone at the same time. And this is why it can often seem hard to write because it feels so selfish to sit down for so long and treat any conversation as an unwanted interruption. It always feels so mean to tell people not to disturb me when I’m writing. My office is a no-go area when I’m in it.

But once I start writing, it’s easy to forget about feeling selfish because I’m 100% focused on what I’m writing so everything else goes out of my mind. And the money I earn more than makes up for any guilty feelings.

So my advice to anyone who feels guilty for wanting to have uninterrupted time to write, is just do it.
The guilt evaporates once you start writing.

And your writing gets done.

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Monday, 16 November 2020

The Single Critical Key to Writing More and Doing More

There’re so many products online that promise that they can make you richer and better by doing little or no work.

And sadly there are millions of people chasing these products, looking for the latest “advanced” (easier) way to do things - the secret hacks, information, tricks, tips and tactics.

But there’s one critical key to writing more and earning more. 

Legendary copywriter, Eugene Schwartz knew it years ago when he said that all you need to do to be successful in anything, is to outwork everyone else.

So while others are looking for the ‘quick fix,’ you’re not. You’re getting your writing done, hare and tortoise style. And you do it by making your writing your mission, the one thing that you do everyday, no matter what.

So how do you do it?

Just start with the basics of what you know now. Just write. Download a few free ebooks ( and learn as you go along.

Practise will make you faster and better, and richer than those looking for the get-rich-quick schemes, which, at best, will give them mediocrity for life, and at worst, failure.

Dedicate yourself to actually writing and you won’t go wrong.

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” 

~ George Bernard Shaw

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Friday, 13 November 2020

That's My Writing Spot

I love watching the TV comedy show the Big Bang Theory because it's full of hilarious one-liners plus ongoing topics that are always funny.

One of the ongoing things is that the main character, Sheldon, doesn't like anyone sitting in his spot on the couch and he's always saying, "That's my spot" if anyone sits in it so that they'll move because he refuses to sit anywhere else.

And I had somewhat of a 'Sheldon' moment a few weeks ago too that had to do with my writing spot.

You see, here in Australia it was cold (it's winter in the middle of the year here) and I wanted to save money by not running more than one heater every day.

My office where I work is in a separate room to the rest of the house and I have to walk across the back veranda to get to it. It's where I have my desk as well as a table that I use when I'm writing by hand and it has a separate heater to the rest of the house.

Anyway, every day I went into the back room, collected all my writing material and my computer and took it all into the main house and did my writing at the dining table because the heater was on in the house every day.

But I wasn't happy being there and so I began to write less and less until eventually I wasn't writing at all.

Luckily, it became warmer after a few weeks (our winters aren't usually cold for long) so I migrated back into my usually writing room and then I became amazingly productive and even though it was still a bit cold some days, I refused to go back into the house to write and instead put on wooly jumpers and slippers and kept on writing.

Now it's almost summer and it's warm every day so I'm back in my usual writing spot and I'm much happier here.

I just wish I'd not been so stubborn before and just worked in my writing room and put the heater on because it turns out I do need my writing spot.

When it's really warm I do go outside to write, at the park or sometimes in my own back yard, but mostly I prefer to work at my own desk (or writing table). 

That's my writing spot.

I hope you have a writing spot too and that you love it.

And take Sheldon's advice and don't let anyone sit in it.

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