When Starting a Blog Affects Other Areas of Your Writing Life

When Starting a Blog Affects Other Areas of Your Writing Life

When Starting a Blog Affects Other Areas of Your Writing Life So, you started writing the first draft of your new book. You got a chapter or two in and then you thought, "Hey, I should start a blog." Starting a blog is a great way to allow readers to improve their lives through your words right now, right? They won't have to wait for you to publish your book to reap the benefits. And what if you decide later on that writing a book isn't for you? It's true that you can inspire people right now through a blog. You can publish a blog article, send it out to your friends and followers on social media, and get people reading your inspiring words in a matter of minutes. Blogging is also a great way to start building your readership and growing your website rank for when your book does get published. But let me ask you an important question... Have you stopped writing the first draft of your book since...
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Is Social Media Getting In the Way of Your Writing Goals?

Is Social Media Getting In the Way of Your Writing Goals?

Is Social Media Getting In the Way of Your Writing Goals? While we all know that procrastination is a common roadblock to our writing goals, most of us handle procrastination on a reactive basis. When we catch ourselves procrastinating and we tell ourselves to stop, we’re reacting to correct a bad action or behavior. As a result, we then chide ourselves for not taking advantage of our time to write. Maybe we start feeling guilty or disappointed in ourselves and our lack of progress. Handling procrastination on a proactive basis, however, gives us a clear guide on preventing procrastination. In addition, it helps us avoid the emotional drain as a result of not meeting our writing goals. So, what does handling procrastination "proactively" mean? There are a number of ways to be proactive so we can get our writing work done. Here is one question to ask yourself: Am I Spending Too Much Time on Social Media? Are you spending too much time on social media? Are you chatting with...
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How to Say No Without Looking Like a Jerk So You Can Achieve Your Goals

How to Say No Without Looking Like a Jerk So You Can Achieve Your Goals

How to Say No Without Looking Like a Jerk So You Can Achieve Your Goals You want to say no, but you don't want to come across as mean or inconsiderate. You also don't want to sound like you have a lame excuse. There are many reasons for why we want (and need) to say no to things that come up. Not for everything, but most things. If we want to focus on our work or on a goal, we need to learn how to say no to the things that will prevent us from working toward our goals. How many times has this happened to you? You get up the gumption to sit down to focus on your work (maybe a passion you've wanted to work on for the longest time), you have your tools in order, you sit down to get started, and then something comes up. The dog needs to go outside or the phone rings and it's your mother....
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