When a crisis of confidence hits and you want to give up - the benefits of keeping going. A month of resilience-themed posts.
Thanks Chris. It helps to know I'm not the only person to say, "why did I ever start this?" I also think, for me anyway, I have way too many books, webinars, newsletters, notifications, classes, writing groups, (ad nauseam) that are driving me slightly round the twist. All these possible groups, avenues, voices, too much for my delicate brain! I suppose stepping away from the whole mess might be helpful. Certainly better than what's in second place, which is bashing my head against a wall!
Hello Chris, Boy, can I relate to the feeling of "let's just chuck this whole idea of writing a book in the bin and never think about it ever again." I'm at that point, but without a Bec to say, "it'll be OK, if we can live through this." Actually, I do get your point about how doing hard things builds resilience, but sometimes, ya gotta wonder. When the tank is dry, the tank is dry.
That feeling of giving up and then pushing through = the “grind”
Keeping grinding out there y’all 💪
I had no idea I was channelling Hemingway! I often stop writing mid-sentence when I have to stop writing the 'stack and go do something else. It's true - it helps me pick up when I come back, even if it's been a couple of days. I also try not to stop at the end of a paragraph but at least put four or five words of the next one down - even if they don't make much sense, just to give me a start. It works for me.