Nov 30, 2015
Letting go is one of the hardest things a writer (let alone a human being) has to do. It speaks of loss -- whether willful or not -- and grief and all manner of unpleasant things.
But as a writer, you have to do it. And it would benefit you to learn to do it well, and with grace.
Today, in Episode 030 of the Write Now podcast, we'll talk about the different types of letting go you may face in your daily writing, work, and life overall.
And I'll try not to get that Disney song stuck in your head.
How to let go of:
Perfectionism. Remember, done is better than perfect.
Things that have changed and you cannot change back. And how to be OK with it.
Needing to change other people (and letting go of your own ego). You are a finite resource, and you may need to pick your battles.
Your own self-deceit. Sometimes clinging to a good idea prevents you from working on a great idea.
Finally, we'll talk about how to know when to let things go, and how to give yourself some breathing room.
This is important stuff. I hope you like it.
Book of the week (x3!).
This week, I read three books that ended up in my "started-but-never-finished" pile. :/
YES, I am one of those people who is willing to put down a book that isn't particularly engaging or to my liking. The way I see it, there are just too many amazing books in the world (and too little time) to spend time on books I'm not enjoying.
Here's what I read:
The Killing Floor by Lee Child
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
Orchid Beach by Stuart Woods
None of these books are bad books. I think I was just in a wrong place/wrong time scenario with them.
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Do you have trouble letting go -- of words, of situations, of your own ideas or ego? I sure do. And if you do, too, I'd love to hear from you. Submit your thoughts or questions on my contact page, or simply email me at hello [at] sarahwerner [dot] com.
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