Tag: failure

Self-Care for Writers with Day Jobs

Posted November 27, 2018 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Self-Care for Writers with Day Jobs

Writing can be hard. And when you have a non-writing job that pays your bills, finding the time and energy to sit down and get words down can be challenging. I get it. I’m right there with you. I mean, I’ve been thinking about writing this post on self-care for writers for at least a […]

Reasons People Avoid Editing (+ Why They Shouldn’t)

Posted September 18, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
Reasons People Avoid Editing (+ Why They Shouldn’t)

  People hate editing. It fills them with dread as they side-eye their draft wondering how little editing they can get away with. When I named my business, I always envisioned that the path of least revision meant approaching the editing process in a way that increases your efficiency and decreases your frustrations and the […]

What You Say Determines What You Do—or Don’t Do

Posted September 11, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
What You Say Determines What You Do—or Don’t Do

Your mindset is everything I’m fresh off a week of the Bout of Books read-a-thon, and if you ever need a lesson in how people talk about their goals and progress, following the #boutofbooks hashtag on Twitter is enough to see that people are incredibly negative and self-judging. “I’m totally failing!” and “OMG, I had to […]

Give Yourself Permission to Struggle

Posted June 26, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Give Yourself Permission to Struggle

In a perfect world, you sit down to write at the time you set aside for it and knock out your daily word count without any trouble. But we don’t live a perfect world. Give yourself permission to struggle with writing It’s not a “failure” to struggle. (We don’t use the f-word here anyway.) Struggle […]