Freelance writer for 40+ years. Blogs at melanierockett.com (How To Sell More Books) and sugar-free-zone.com (Living A Sugar Free Life)
Recently, I read this fantastic article from Melanie Rockett right here where she mentions the power of 100-word sprints. I think this is genius, because it gives you a tangible goal that you know you can achieve. As a fi…
…er a great writing day or a terrible writing day. The book is either a masterpiece or it’s garbage. We either write 2,000 words or we write nothing at all.
And that’s my only metric for success. Are there words on the page? Yes. Then I did my job.”
If my goal is to be a genius, I can’t hit that every day. But if my entry point is writing something terrible, I KNOW I can do that every day.
…like apps and project management software. Whatever it is you like and enjoy, follow that approach. Don’t try to fight your strengths. Use them instead. Then you can build up and trust yourself more.
When someone asked him how he managed to master all of these disciplines, he explained that he compartmentalised his time. Every day, he allocated a set number of hours to each subject. During the hours assigned to a partic…
It turns out that there is a term for my experience — overchoice.
Fast forward to the present where we are all presented with innumerable options.
As a result, life was a lot simpler — as it generally is when you only have one or two or three choices.
I wasn’t tempted to buy lots of “stuff”. Firstly, I didn’t have any money, and secondly, behemoths like Google and Amazon didn’t exist.