Find the time, energy, and confidence you need to make your creative dreams come true!
Do you feel like you’re always behind? Do less important tasks frequently flood your schedule and sink your creative motivation? Are you frustrated and out of touch with your inner artist?
After 20 years experience in the writing industry, author Colleen M. Story extends a lifeline to pull you out of the sinking swamp of “busyness” and back into the flourishing creative life you deserve.
Today’s demands on writers and other creative artists are overwhelming. Not only must you produce the work you love, but build and maintain a platform and market your finished products to the world—all while holding down a day job and/or caring for a family.
You teeter on the edge. What waits on the other side are burnout, exhaustion, and a complete loss of creative motivation.
Overwhelmed Writer Rescue provides practical, personalized solutions to help beginning and experienced writers and other creative artists escape the tyranny of the to-do list to nurture the genius within. You’ll find ways to boost productivity, improve time management, and restore your sanity while gaining insight into your unique creative nature and what it needs to thrive.
Ultimately, you’ll discover what may be holding you back from experiencing the true joy that a creative life can bring.
In this motivational and inspiring book, you’ll learn:
- Why you feel so rushed and how you can regain control of your time.
- Your unique “time personality” and how to use it to get more writing done.
- Practical steps to overcome distractions and focus faster.
- The 7 “productivity saboteurs” that plague creative artists and how to outsmart them.
- Your personal motivation style and how to use it to increase productivity.
- How to tap into your unconscious mind to find “writer solutions” when you need them.
- Why affirmations don’t work and how to instill true belief in yourself.
- Why it’s critical to your overall health and well being to nurture the creator within.
There’s no reason to feel overwhelmed one moment longer. No matter how crazy your life is, you can find more time for your creative work, and start feeling more like yourself again.
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About the Author
As a health writer, Colleen has authored thousands of articles for publications like Healthline and Women's Health; worked with high-profile clients like Gerber Baby Products and Kellogg's; and ghostwritten books on back pain, nutrition, and cancer recovery. She finds most rewarding her work as a motivational speaker and workshop leader, where she helps writers remove mental and emotional blocks and tap into their unique creative powers.
Colleen is the founder of Writing and Wellness (writingandwellness.com), a motivational site helping writers and other creative artists maintain their physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being throughout their careers. Sign up for your free weekly email containing tips for living your best creative life at www.writingandwellness/ newsletter.
To find more information on Colleen and her work, please see her website (colleenmstory.com), or follow her on Twitter (@ colleen_m_story). She loves to hear from readers-feel free to use the "contact" form on either her website or Writing and Wellness to get in touch with her.
Table of Contents
Intro: Will Someone Please Give Me More Time to Write?
Chapter 1: The Perfect Writing Life
Chapter 2: Time is in the Eye of the Beholder
Chapter 3: Remember, You’re Human
Chapter 4: Let It Go
Part II: Increase Productivity to Expand Your Writing Time
Chapter 5: Prioritize
Chapter 6: Arrest Your Time Thieves
Chapter 7: Focus Faster
Chapter 8: Know Your Time Personality
Chapter 9: Say “No”
Chapter 10: Trick Yourself Into Getting Started
Chapter 11: Take a Break
Part III: Outwit Your Brain’s Productivity Saboteurs
Chapter 12: Saboteur #1—Writer’s Guilt
Chapter 13: Saboteur #2—Dis-ease
Chapter 14: Saboteur#3—Self-Doubt
Chapter 15: Saboteur #4—Perfectionism
Chapter 16: Saboteur#5—Workaholism
Chapter 17: Saboteur #6—Destructive Goal-setting
Chapter 18: Saboteur#7—Belief
Part IV: Fail and Try Again
Chapter 19: Use Your Motivation Style
Chapter 20: Be Flexible and Persistent
Chapter 21: Find Writer Solutions
Chapter 22: Get Grit
Chapter 23: Answer Your Calling
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