The act of writing is a terrible ordeal. One sits alone at their desk, mumbling incoherently about character and plot, while procrastinating on Twitter. It takes incredible discipline and determination to write a publishable book, so aspiring writers often hear that they must write every day to be successful. But how do you find the motivation and energy to write after a grueling day at your job? How do you maintain a productive writing practice while balancing life’s multiple demands? What if you have a medical condition and/or chronic disability that limits your work-time?
While some writers have trust funds and others have supportive partners, many writers (including your instructor) must take on multiple gigs to support their writing career. In this workshop, we will share tips and tricks on staying focused, inspired and accountable to one’s creative practice. Participants will leave with a personalized self-care plan and renewed sense of focus, in addition to a list of manageable writing goals that will make the prospect of finishing and selling their manuscript feel less daunting.