Saturday, November 28, 2009


So in keeping with the holiday spirit, I want to give away FREE copies of the book "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield.  I read this short book over the summer and found it very inspiring in overcoming resistance to my own writing (which we all must overcome in all aspects of our lives).  

Resistance is when we talk yourself out of writing, or any project (that daily exercise routine, eating better, starting that business, or whatever our goals are today).  We know we have to do our project in order to keep our sanity but yet we procrastinate.  And if we do this long enough, we give up.  We quit.  And then we feel horrible.  We'll then blame a lack of time, or our partner, or our job for us not being able to get anything done!  If only... if only... we'll point the finger at everyone and everything to take the blame off ourselves.  But only we have the power within to get our writing done every day, every week and every year.

We can NEVER give up.  No matter how hard it is or how many rejections we collect, we have to keep going.  We have to put the hours in, the sweat and then enjoy the fruits.

So... back to the contest.  Tell me the way you personally overcame resistance in your writing.  Tell me something that will truly help other writers.  Write your brief kick-in-the-pants regimen here in the comments section and you might just win a FREE book for Christmas.  I'll announce the winners before the New Year.

Thanks and let's keep working and don't let the holidays knock us off our game.

Until next time,

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