Feeling stuck? Remember: Writing is FUN!

One way to stick it to writer’s block is to incorporate the things you love.

Here are a few of the things that keep me going:

• Socializing
• Time with friends and family
• A glass of wine
• Food
• Dancing

I have found a way to include all of these into my daily writer’s life. It makes writing a lot more pleasurable. If you love family, find a way for your kids to help in the writing or research process. Exercising? Include it. Dancing? Go for it.

I regularly take dance breaks in the middle of my writing, either to blow off steam or celebrate a goal achieved. I frequently play air guitar, bob my head, jump up and down, and lip-sync my way through a writing block.

In order for you to succeed—really succeed—you need to be able to complete with grace. To do that, embrace all parts of you and work your passions into your everyday life. You definitely don’t want to get to the end of your book or writing project in an exhausted, grumpy, heapy mess, hating it, hating yourself, hating the process and never wanting to write another book so long as you live.

In other words, suffering is optional. Choose to make it fun and easy. It’s up to you. And if you’d like a little daily kick in the rear for 30 days straight to get you writing, I strongly recommend my 30-Day Writing Challenge!

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