You discover yourself not accomplishing what you declare yourself to be? You are a writer and yet you are not writing.
Somewhere there is a lie.
Either you have lied to yourself and others, and in truth you are not in fact a writer. Or, you are lying to yourself at present when you affirm that you cannot write.
If the former, cast down your pen and find your true path — so that you may contribute your gifts to benefit society. If the latter, set pen to paper and write,
“I CAN WRITE! I WILL WRITE. I AM GRATEFUL TO WRITE.”
Upon atoning for deceiving yourself — the greatest of self harms — you can proceed with the story prose, or you can outline. Either action moves you closer toward the end goals of a published manuscript. (Worldbuilding is outlining the back story.)
Repeat this ritual each time you falter, and through the experience you will gain self-confidence. The lack of which has led you into this position of lying to yourself in the first place.
This came about as a journal to myself. This is a series of tough love lessons that helped me on my own journey as an author.
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Struggling to make your writing dream a reality?
Can’t find the fire inside to finish that book?
Worried no one will want to read your book?
It’s time you Slay Your Dragon!
This is not another craft book. Or yet another, writer, writing about writing.
Slay Your Dragon: a Motivational Guide for Writers is a series of daily meditations from Nicholi A.K. Baldron.
This book was produced using his own personal journal of tough love feedback to himself.
Follow along and see what he told himself to become an international bestseller in Fantasy and Mystery.
WARNING: This book is not intended for those with a sensitive disposition, there are several other excellent books that are less blunt. Instead, I have published this for fellow authors like myself, who need to be called out for their possible hubris and sometimes thick-headed nature.