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Writing Fear and How to Overcome It

If you're a writer, then it's inevitable you've faced it. Fear of failure. Fear that your work just isn't going to be on par with someone else's. When we create, no matter what you create, we are putting ourselves out there on such a personal level that fear is only natural. It can even be healthy. But when fear stands in your way, prevents you from taking necessary action, or inhibits your writing it becomes an adversary that we must fight back. In this video I'm talking about common fears I've faced and how I was able to fight back and push my way through to writing PEACE.

Why Writers Must Read

If you're reading this, hello and thank you so much for stopping by my blog! This topic and video comes from a year of self-doubt and inconsistent writing caused by infrequent reading. I didn't even realize it at the time until one day I noticed how long it had been since I opened a book. I realized this was why I felt so disconnected from the community and why I was having such a hard time producing anything. Of course, I had been making the excuse that "I don't have time for reading." I have a full time job, family, friends, bla bla bla. Isn't this everyone's excuse not to read? Well, I want to share this quote with you by Stephen King in case you've never heard it. "If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."  And it was true, because I wasn't actively reading, my writing brain just wasn't as sharp. I needed to prioritize reading just as much as my writing becaus

Writing How To: Stop Getting Distracted by New Ideas!

Hi guys, it's Christy and today I'm going to talk about Shiny New Thing Syndrome and what to do about it! Shiny New Thing Syndrome, as I'm referring to it anyway, is when you're in the middle of a project and a new idea hits you and it's so shiny and exciting and it can either distract you from your current project or you might abandon your current project altogether to start on this new idea. I've struggled with this issue myself. Of course, it's always a good thing to have new ideas that you're excited about, but the problem came when I got so distracted in my current story that I had trouble finishing it. I felt like I wasn't fully invested in the story I was writing anymore. Maybe you say,"Hey, well that's alright, it's not the story you're supposed to writing right now. Maybe this new idea is the story you should be writing." But the problem with that is when it happens again and again, it's a never-ending cycle and

Book Review: Abandon Series by Meg Cabot

Hi guys, in this video I'm reviewing the Abandon book series by author Meg Cabot. Watch my video to see what my thoughts were!

My 2018 Reading Goals: 1st Quarter Recap

Hi, Guys! In this video I'm sharing my progress on my annual reading goal. How many books did I finish this quarter? Watch to find out!