Friday, November 22, 2013

Small Change

Welcome to the YESvember homestretch.

Only one week and one day left of goal-getting awesomeness!

Let me be the first to say that you are a ROCK STAR!
But right about now, some of you might be feeling a little less like the star part and a lot more like the rock.

If this is the case, you are probably mired in a muddy middle. 
Symptoms of this bothersome affliction can include wedged wellies, sticky hands, insatiable carb cravings, and writing that smells like… wet dirt. 
Did I mention those carb cravings?

Anyway, if you ever find yourself in such a state, try one of the following to help yourself unwedge —
Change your writing time. If you've been writing in the morning, try afternoon or evening… or midnight!

Change your writing stretch. Sometimes even a 15 minute approach can be too much, so try doing your daily words in 5 minute blasts.
Change your location. Try a coffee shop, a laundromat, the frozen food aisle, a treadmill, a tree house, a library, a zoo, a train, a mud puddle… et cetera, et cetera.

Change your writing posture. Lie down, stand on your head, yoga pose it, and so on and so forth.
Change your writing method. Try texting, longhand, shorthand, or “Look Mom! No hands!” (AKA voice recording)

Change your words. Do a Mark Twain and substitute “damn” for every “very” in your manuscript. Oh, what delicious fun that will be.
Now get out there and have a damn good weekend!

PROMPT: Even if your writing is still humming along, try one of today’s tips just to see what it does for you. Because sometimes a small change = pennies from Heaven!

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