Achieve Your Goals: Avoid Panic With 3 Tips To Overcome Failure

Want to achieve your goals? Here’s the only way: be prepared to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not achieving. Although failure is uncomfortable, it can’t derail you if you expect to fail and decide that you’ll learn from all your failures. As essayist John Burroughs pointed out: “You can get discouraged many times, but you are not a failure … Read more

Motivation Monday: The Beginning Is Always Today

It’s Motivation Monday again. We’re two weeks into a brand new year. Question: did you make any New Year’s resolutions for this year? If you did, how’s your progress? I cheerfully admit that I’m rubbish at keeping New Year’s resolutions, so I no longer bother. If you’re not a “resolutions” fan either, try this. This Motivation Monday, make every day … Read more

Writing Tip For Motivation Monday: The Attention Secret

Writing Tip For Motivation Monday: The Attention Secret

It’s time for this week’s motivational writing tip. I’m currently rereading Anthony Trollope’s Palliser novels for the umpteenth time, and since many authors are tackling NaNoWriMo, this quote from Trollope’s autobiography is appropriate: “When I have commenced a new book, I have always prepared a diary, divided into weeks, and carried it on for the period which I have allowed … Read more

Writing Process: 4 Tips To Stay Motivated, No Matter What

What’s your writing process? Over past few months, I’ve received messages from writers who’ve lost their motivation. They’re stuck at home. First they’re bored, then depressed. Their motivation to write disappears. One writer said to me: “no one has any money. So even if I finish my book and publish it, it won’t sell.” People do have money and they’re … Read more