Writers Horoscope for November 16: You couldn’t help yourself.

Writing projects…coming at you from all sides.

coming at your from all sides

Most of them half-completed. [if you’re lucky].

Let’s hope you’re taking yesterday’s dealing with guilt advice to heart.

But there’s still work to do.

Sort out the three or four ‘loudest’, most insistent projects.

And get back to scheduling.

Give each of them at least 15 minutes.

[You and I both know those sessions will stretch to 25 or 30 minutes.]

You will see real progress and, even more important, you can sleep soundly knowing these projects are no longer collecting psychic dust.

 

Writers Horoscope for November 12: It’s not your day.

outhouse

Life’s treating you like a captive in an outhouse.

But wait! Those ill-fated moments can launch you into some quality writing.

You shrug your shoulders, admit you have nothing to lose, reach for your pen and durable paper [no bathroom tissue, please], and have at it.

And…even if, in your heedless state, a little doubt is tucked in your back pocket, here is a vital kick in the seat of the pants.

Writers Horoscope for November 10: You’re overthinking things.

gratisography post it note hysteria

There is prewriting. That’s good.

And then there’s prewriting hysteria. Not so good.

Create a basic framework as a starting point and let inspiration and imagination fill in the blanks.

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Contradiction alert!

However, if you’ve signed onto a previously promoted two-month ‘finish this!’ program, well, just ignore the first draft suggestion above.

Hey, it’s the writing life! No one said it would make sense.

 

 

 

Writers Horoscope for November 8: Your writing = selfishness.

voice of resistance edited

The voice is back.

Today’s message: “Forget this aimless pastime. Spend time with family, friends, pets, yard work…fill in the blank. Something constructive, something that leaves a mark.”

[Notice I didn’t mention the dirty dishes.]

Hang in there. Today’s haunting is just another version of resistance, another creeping doubt meant to undermine your creative work.

Suggestion: write a quick note to ‘the voice’.

Other than this brief authorial detour, make it clear it won’t deter you. [Nice that you’re engaging in the very activity the voice wants to inhibit, by the way.]

Use a large font size. Print it out. Post it above the computer.

Some folks even name the voice and put a face to it. Sounds like a hint at the next entry…

Writers Horoscope November 7: Continue to seek wisdom and expertise.

You’re feeling a little lost. Your efforts have been disjointed and erratic.

You don’t want to bother your writing buddies who are busy with their own projects.

A little inspiration, a little guidance would be nice.

binoculars seeking inspiration

Enlist Honoree Corder.

Her notable work You Must Write a Book ** will inject enthusiasm and purpose to your projects, whether non-fiction (her specialty) or fiction. Within a page or two, her sincere, almost urgent, style and salient points have me reaching for a notebook. [Like I said, ‘a notable work’.]

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