Be Thankful for the Progress You’ve Made!

Hello everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that your holiday season is off to a good start!

Obviously, 2020 hasn’t been the easiest of years, and it’s affected all of us in different ways, including, for many of us, when it comes to our writing work. As we enter the holiday season and prepare ourselves what WILL be a better year in 2021, I ask that you take a quick second (at least, more if you want and need it) to celebrate what you DID accomplish this year, in terms of your writing projects.

Remember, every single thing you do, from actual writing to outlining to brainstorming to even just having a thought about your writing, is forward momentum. Amidst everything that was happening, you were able to make progress, and that is truly a remarkable feat! Take it in, celebrate it, allow it to propel you, and get yourself ready to make even more progress next year!

Go easy on yourself and don’t let a perceived “lack of movement” get you down or discouraged. Writing is a work-at-your-own-pace business and again, accept your pace. You are a writer, you have an idea, and you are going forward with it. That is amazing enough!

With that in mind, set yourself some goals as you enter 2021, especially for the beginning of the year. I like to keep two separate goal lists: one that is easier and more manageable to keep me feeling positive and pushing forward, and one that’s more ambitious for when the juices are flowing.

The most important thing is to celebrate whenever you cross anything off either of those two lists! I’m looking forward to hearing all about it, and, as always, I’m here to help. Happy writing everyone!

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