Give Up Your Inner Dictator

How do you talk to yourself?  Do you chastise yourself for making mistakes?  Berate yourself for procrastinating? Scold yourself for not getting the writing done?  Do you call yourself lazy, distracted, a time waster?  And do you think by doing this, you are making yourself stronger and more likely to get the writing done after … [Read more…]

The Three Dimensions of Willpower

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about willpower – that magical quality that allows us to resist the Hershey’s kisses and find the discipline to get our daily writing done. Some people seem to have willpower in bucketloads, never touching the munchkins and cookies people bring into the office and working diligently on their writing day … [Read more…]