July 5, 2012

Make This Your Summer of Writing Bliss

Did you know that July is National Anti-Boredom Month? Is boredom even an issue any more? I see overload as the true issue in 2012 and I declare that July is now officially the month to put everything else aside and put yourself back on your to-do list.

I find that when I write first--even if it is just 15 minutes--the rest of day is golden. And why not have a summer of golden days? Below are some suggestions and tools and deadlines to help you have a blissful writing summer.
woman reclining in hammock writing

I love this quote by Douglas Adams: "For a moment, nothing happened.Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen."
Deadlines give writers something to work towards. If you can't artificially impose them, then get a real deadline. Memoirs Ink has a writing contest twice a year that gives many writers something to work towards. This year the deadline is August 1, 2012 and there is a late deadline of August 15th.

Group Energy Doubles the Bliss
Just like cow tipping and toilet papering is more fun with companions, so is writing bliss. If you don't have a writing friend or a whole group of them, join a class or a writing group or just finding an accountability buddy to check up on your progress every day. Lots of people take classes together and sometimes whole writing groups enter the same contest. It's amazing how the synergistic energy gets everyone happily writing. Writing classes/workshops also provide deadlines and social commitment and accountability more so than an informal group.

Mind Games
Do you believe you can achieve anything with the power of your mind?  You can. If you can only tap into the 88% of it that you can't normally access. We will be using many unconscious mind tools that can transform your writing life in The Writer's Mind, a unique writing workshop that will get you happily writing and keep you there. The Writer's Mind starts the week of July 16 and runs for 7 weeks. So if you are serious about a summer of writing bliss, visit our website and learn how to register. And if you like videos, you can watch this link to learn more about The Writer's Mind. 

Space is very limited, so please email memoirsink at gmail today to talk about whether this class is a good fit for you.

Many blessings and writing bliss,

Felice Austin

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