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Footsteps of a Writer is a path from aspiring writer to published author and beyond. You will find writing tips and motivations, book reviews, author interviews and guest posts, personal insights into my writing life, and more.
After spending three hours this morning polishing a story, preparing it for submission, I had one of those moments. “How am I ever going to get anywhere like this?”
I started stressing over the amount of time I’d just spent on this story and more doubts developed. “Why am I wasting my time?”
I decided to take a thirty minute break. I lay down on the couch, closed my eyes, and thought over the situation. I went over the list in my head of what I needed to accomplish this week and realized I was making it appear worse than it actually was. I got up, grabbed a notepad, listed each day of the week. I wrote down for each day three tasks I needed to complete.
My week’s goals were easily placed with room for extra tasks. I relaxed and went back to work.
Are you stressing over your writing? Are the doubts flying at you from all directions?
Take a moment to regroup and then jump back in. It always seems worse than it actually is.