Monday, 12 July 2021

Can Being a Writer Improve Your Love Life?

 I've been working as a writer for over 20 years now and it has changed my life in so many ways because it's so different to any other job I've ever had.

But can it improve your love life?

I believe it can and I'll tell you why.

Years ago I was dating a man who never supported my longing to be a writer. In fact, he could be downright sarcastic and rude.

So I dumped him because I wanted to write and I knew his stinky attitude would only hold me back.

I began a writing course and starting writing and submitting my work and I began to earn money from the few acceptances I got.

During this time I met and married my husband who was extremely supportive of everything I did.

We've grown together over the past 20+ years since we met. He's now retired (early) and works with me as I keep writing and publishing. He takes care of the financial side of things, correspondence, all our accounts, and looks after my websites.

And we couldn't be happier.

So yeah, being a writer can improve your love life because it needs a supporting and loving partner who understands and can live with us creative types who have a lifelong writing mission

Find out how you can do it too in my easy to read book:

Mission Critical For Life

Monday, 5 July 2021

A List of Inspirational Writing Quotes

 I recently added a new page to my website.

It's a page of writing quotes, inspirational quotes, and inspirational writing quotes.

My hope is that they not only inspire you to write and earn more, but are also useful if you're looking for a quote about writing or quotes about life.

To give you a preview, below are a few of the quotes:

"There's a word for a writer who never gives up – Published."
~ Joe Konrath

"There's no problem for which a great sales letter can't be the solution."
~ Gary Halbert

"I’ve written over 70 books over my 40-year career, and I can tell you that as much as we would like them to, books don’t write themselves."
~ Brian Tracy

"Most people need less done well, not more done poorly."
~ Brian Christiansen

"If you don't have time for what matters, stop doing things that don't."
~ Courtney Carver

"To have more than you've got, become more than you are."
~ Jim Rohn

"If you don't have time to do it right, what makes you think you'll have time to do it over?"
~ Seth Godin

"Lack of time is actually lack of priorities."
~ Tim Ferriss

"In the long run, we only hit what we aim at."
~ Henry David Thoreau

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship."
~ Buddha

"A donkey carrying a pile of holy books is still a donkey."
~ Zen proverb

"To every man is given a key to the gates of heaven. The same key opens the gates of hell."
~ Buddhist proverb

Friday, 2 July 2021

Ever Wondered How To Be a Better Writer?

 I always wanted to be a writer. I visualised myself sitting and writing every day, working from anywhere, just writing and getting paid.

At the time I had no idea how I was going to accomplish it all, but I learned.

I started small just doing anything I could just to get started, and I didn't even know what I was doing.

But once I made being a writer my life's mission everything changed. Not just my writing but my whole life.

I met and married my husband, had another child, studied for a university degree, quit my job, and worked as a writer.

My self-esteem quickly grew, my whole life changed and I never looked back. I'd found my calling. My mission.

And you can do it too with your own life mission - no matter what it is.

And the good news is that, like me, you don't have to get it right, you just have to get it going.

All you have to do is follow the 10 simple steps in my book, Mission Critical For Life. It will not only help you find your mission but follow it.

Thursday, 1 July 2021

There's No Such Thing As a Friend, Especially When You're a Writer

These days the media is full of advice about we all need friends and how important it is for us all to have a support group we can turn to.

But do we? And is there really such a thing as a friend?

I have plenty of acquaintances and people that I often talk to, but I wouldn't say I actually have any friends. In fact, I don't think anyone really knows what a friend is.

People tell me that if someone is your friend, then you are obligated in the following ways:

- if they ask you to do them a favour, you have to do it or they'll consider you not their friend

- you have to 'be there' for them when they have a problem and you either have to listen to them talk about it or do something to help them.

- if they have a favourite charity or their kids are doing a school fundraiser, you have to donate or get involved if they ask you to

- if they have strong political views, you have to agree with them or keep quiet

And the thing is, if you let them down on just one of these things, they won't want to know you anymore.

This is why I always say that there is no such thing as a friend. They're an obligation. That may sound harsh, but it's true. It's not that I have anything against people, I just don't consider anyone as my friend and I try not to get heavily involved with anyone's life, but I don't mind talking to people I like.

I found this especially true when I quit my job and became a writer. Many people I considered friends said I was a fool to give up a good job and that I'd never earn money writing. A few even ridiculed me for my decision, and some even said that they'd always thought about being a writer, but well... they just didn't have the time to try and write. It just seemed like so much jealousy. 

But if I'm honest, it was probably me that turned away from them at that point because I was busy on my writing mission and didn't have time for their negativity and snide remarks.

It was around that time that I realised how fickle friendships are. At first it made me a bit sad. But then I figured that having friends makes you needy because you feel like you don't just WANT them as friends, but you NEED them.

Since then, I've just kept light relationships with others and immersed myself in my writing.

What if you had a mission to turn to instead of needing others? You could close the door on the world and spend time on your mission. And your mission can be whatever you want it to be - creative, business, charity, religion, education, invention, or so many other things.

I found that having a mission has given me more confidence, self-esteem and enabled me to live my life on my own terms, doing what I want to do.

Start living your life on your own terms by pursuing your own True Life Mission.