Get Back in the Writing Saddle

10 tips for when you have fallen off the writing horse

Anna Murray
Authorpreneurs

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Fear. Shame. Paralysis. As a rider, I can confirm this is what you experience when dumped in the dirt by a horse.

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It’s also the witches’ brew of emotions inundating writers who have neglected their craft.

It happens. Maybe your day job got super busy. Or you are getting divorced. Adopted a puppy. For whatever reason, you have strayed from your writing practice. The day eventually arrives when you realize it’s been weeks or months since you’ve written a word. That becomes your new barrier. You can’t write because it’s been so long since you’ve written.

Here are 10 practical tips to help you get back in the writing saddle.

1. Don’t panic

The past is the past and you can’t change it. The only thing you can impact is what you do now.

2. Focus on the facts

You are never going to get that book finished; your agent hates you; it’s not even worth trying.

All those statements are false. The only fact is that you have taken a hiatus from writing. That other stuff is just stories you are telling yourself.

3. Ignore what others are doing

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Anna Murray
Authorpreneurs

Tech expert, novelist, and essay writer with an ticklish funny bone. My novel, “Greedy Heart,” is First Best Book Finalist in the VIVIAN Awards.