Dreaming big and working towards goals is great. But what happens when our ego takes over and all we can think about is when? When will I get an agent? When will I be published?
What happens when anxiety sets in and all we can this about is why? Why am I being rejected? Why am I not good enough?
Ultimately thinking like this will result in doubt and a feeling of failure.
Take a moment to remember why you started writing in the first place. What do you enjoy about writing? I’m sure no one wrote their first flash fiction or poetic prose with an endgame in site. We did it for fun, for passion, for joy.
Don’t let your aspirations stifle that wonderful energy. While our dreams as authors may be similar, our paths and unique abilities never are.
Allow the ego to set daily intensions: Maybe to hit a word count. Perhaps edit a chapter. Or learn how to use a particular social media. But don’t let it plot, plan and pinpoint every turn in your future. That will lead to disharmony and stress, because nothing is for certain.
What we can take control of is this moment. So relax and enjoy the process. Choose to enjoy your family, saviour the dog walk or curl up on the sofa and read. Realise that life is good now, it’s the only time that truly matters.
Do you struggle with waiting for the outcome? Maybe you’ve wrestle with desire and a feeling of being imcomplete.
How do you deal with those emotions? Please share your journey with me, you know I love to hear from you.
Until next time, Much Love xx