I’m back from #SFWC18, and I have some concise tips to share.
Among my favorite presentation were those by psychologist Dr. David Rasch, http://bit.ly/DavidRaschWeb. His two presentations dealt with how writers can overcome procrastination and how to face down criticism and rejection. I have notes that I’ll share, and I just ordered his book off Amazon. Here’s a link to that, and I’ll be reviewing it, too. Note–this is an Amazon affiliates link. So if you buy this book after using this link, I will die a rich, rich man. 🙂
The first tip I’ll mention, and there is more to come, is that you need to make it so easy to reach your goals that you can’t fail. The #1 way of doing this is to just commit to super-short writing sessions. By this, Rasch means on the order of 5-15 minutes. You can, of course, go longer. But only committing to this takes the stress out of the process, and it eliminates writing to exhaustion, what Rasch calls a binge-and-purge cycle of writing.
I’m giving it a shot, and I’ll let you know how it works out. 🙂