Tag: writing mindset

Stop Justifying Your Process and WRITE

Posted November 6, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Stop Justifying Your Process and WRITE

I’ve noticed a trend with writers. And honestly, it’s not just writers, but with bloggers and people in general, but this for YOU, dear writer. No matter what it is you write, this applies to you. Writers spend an awful lot of time justifying their writing process What do I mean by “justifying”? Explaining. Pointing […]

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 […]

Writing Is a Mental Game

Posted September 4, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Writing Is a Mental Game

Yup. I’ll say this forever and ever: writing is a mental game After writing 500 words per weekday in July, I developed a block. Something about reaching 500 words became a chore. I stopped as soon as I reached it. I dropped the number to 400 words per weekday at the beginning of August, and you know what happened […]