31_You deserve to be a confident author

You Deserve to be a Confident Author

When I wrote the post about author anxiety, I mentioned how debilitating it can be. Author anxiety quietly erodes your self-confidence. It makes you doubt yourself as an author, which can then affect how you feel about yourself in general. Or your general confidence can affect your confidence as an author. In fact, you might Read More

29_Three Simple Ways to Stick to Your Writing Goals

Three Simple Ways to Stick to Your Writing Goals

Last week, I wrote about why setting writing goals works. After you read that, you may have thought ‘well, Therese, that’s easier said than done’. If you did, I’ve got you covered in today’s post! I’m sharing three simple ways to stick to your writing goals. These tips have helped me to stick to my own Read More

28_Why Setting Writing Goals Works

Why Setting Writing Goals Works

Many writers don’t write full time. They have day jobs which require a lot from them, and by the time they get the opportunity to write, they’re exhausted. But I know many of them would love to be full-time writers. And for that to happen, exhaustion can’t get in the way of writing. The good news is Read More

27_The Perfectionist's Guide to the First Draft (1)

The Perfectionist’s Guide to the First Draft

We all know that perfection is an illusion. But this doesn’t change the fact that, for a lot of people, expecting perfection is the norm. As writers (though in general, too), this can be dangerous. And paralysing. Because we think that whatever we write needs to be perfect almost as soon as we write it. Read More

26_Two Ways to Get Through the Sludge

Two Ways to Get Through the Sludge

I’ve just started writing Book 6. And by that, I mean I’ve written a couple thousand words in hopes that they turn into something coherent. I’m very much a pantser, and unfortunately, that means I go through the sludge with every book. You know, that ‘this is terrible, it’ll never make sense, I should be Read More