How To Be Happy In Your Own Writer Skin #AmWriting #writer

When you are happy in your own writer skin you:

  1. Enjoy your writing.
  2. Accept that you have writing strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Work with your creative muse.
  4. Don’t place unrealistic expectations on your writing.
  5. Enjoy the act of sharing your writing with others.
  6. Don’t feel embarrassed about being a writer.
  7. Encourage others with their writing craft.
  8. Take steps to improve your weaknesses.
  9. Don’t place unrealistic expectations on first drafts.
  10. Look forward to working with the fictional folk who live inside your head.
  11. Accept that there will be good times and bad times but nothing will stop you from sitting down to write.
  12. Look forward to sitting down and creating worlds, people and situations.
  13. Accept that some people will like what you write and some won’t.
  14. Accept that some days words will trickle and some days they will pour out of you.
  15. Are proud of the fact that you can write thousands and thousands of words.
  16. Feel grateful that you were born with a creative mind.
  17. Fall hopelessly in love with your story and forget about everything else in the world.
  18. Forget about pleasing everyone and write for yourself.
  19. Decide that chasing literary stardom can wait because you are quite happy with just writing and sharing.

Have a fabulous day and may your words flow πŸ™‚

Be happy in your writer skin!

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Lucy Mitchell lives in South Wales with her husband, her two teenage daughters, a giant labrador and a gang of unruly cats. Lucy is the author of the award winning blog, BlondeWriteMore and was a Featured Romance Author on Wattpad. When she’s not working or writing, Lucy can be found listening to audiobooks in a muddy field with her dog or sat outside her local pub in the sunshine enjoying a glass of wine. Her debut novel Instructions Falling In Love Again is OUT now and already pulling in some fabulous reviews ❀️

35 thoughts on “How To Be Happy In Your Own Writer Skin #AmWriting #writer

    1. Thank you Ritu! I read a post (not in this platform) from a writer who was clearly not happy in their writer skin and it was troubling. So hence my post. Being happy is a lot easier than being frustrated!

  1. Thanks for this. We all have self-doubt at times and tend to ficus on this in our interactions. I’m not saying that’s wrong as sometimes we need help! However it’s also great to read this list and now what I can aspire to. I won’t say I’ve ticked off many from the list at all but it gives me something to aim for. Great post!

    1. Thanks for reading. I wrote it because we can lose sight of our craft and get wrapped up in other stuff. I may not tick all boxes but I am getting there. Happy Monday to you!

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