I recently attending a writing workshop held by one of my mentors, Jenny McGlothern and her friend (who is a published writer), Sonya Elliot. This workshop came at the perfect time because I'm just starting my book, I hope to publish by this summer. The book I'm writing is going to be in more of a workbook format and will go with a 30 day Mind~Body~Spirit group I'm creating. It will be an awesome 30 day personal development experience!
The workshop was where we attended our life coach classes, so it was so cool to be back in that space. I went there with the intention to gain direction on a few areas I'm struggling in, which are time management and proofreading.
The issue for me is not creating the time, it's having the energy once I get to that time. I am currently building my Life Coach business and I have 2 additional part time jobs as well. The story I had created was, "I do not have the time or energy to work on my book." During the workshop I realized that this isn't true. They pointed out that I was blogging 2-4 times per week, sending out a weekly newsletter and creating content for my website. They helped me to see that I'm writing a whole lot and I need to reserve some of that energy for my book.
So while I am working on my book, I'm going to cut back on the amount of blogs I'm doing. That was a challenging decision for me because I love to blog but I also have a strong desire to create my 30 day Mind~Body~Spirit group, complete with my published workbook. Right now I need to shift my priorities so my energy is divided equally. I know this decision, will allow me to better serve people in the near future. So until I get my book written, I'm committing to doing 1 blog per week.
I was also getting stuck in the revision process. Every time I'd go back and read what I had written, I was making changes. It got to the point where I wasn't moving forward because I was getting so stuck in the revision. Jenny and Sonya gave me some great tips to keep me moving forward.
This was just the momentum I needed to really get going with this project! Next stop ... published author!