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Rinse and repeat – that's the whole practice!
”There's no need to sharpen my pencils anymore; my pencils are sharp enough. Even the dull ones will make a mark.” ~ Ze Frank
Hello, one last time.
Well, I exaggerate! You’ll hear from me again soon, of course. But this email concludes the official launch of my very first eCourse, Getting Words on the Page.
As I sat down to write this, I remembered that Ze Frank quote about the pencils. My oldest sister sent it to me around the time I started my business, Fierce Encouragement for Writing + Life, back in 2015.
And it’s true. Too often, we keep ourselves from writing because we afraid of not being good, or even good enough.
That’s why I come back, both in the course and in my own writing practice, to these three steps:
Starting a practice can be scary. It brings up all kinds of stories about who we are, what we’ve done (or not done) in the past, what might happen (or not happen). No wonder the Buddhist concept of “beginner’s mind” has taken hold in the West; we so need that reminder that to start is not a deficit but a doorway to possibility.
2. KEEP GOING (and growing)
To keep going can be hard, for some of the same reasons – we fizzle out, maybe, after a strong start, or the old critical voices pipe up and call into the question the point of our practice.
3. BE GOOD TO YOURSELF
Being good to yourself becomes an anchor, a tether, a point of return. Didn’t write today? Come back. Didn’t like what you wrote? Come back. Not sure if it’s any good? Come back. Not sure where it’s going next? Keep going. Be good to yourself.
It sounds simple because it is, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
“Whether you are an experienced writer, someone who is looking to start (and/or sustain) a writing practice, or anywhere in between, Jena is the BEST person to have alongside.”
~ Ronna Detrick
With Getting Words on the Page, I encourage you to practice these three steps – and practice them some more. Developing and sustaining a practice doesn’t happen overnight. It’s usually filled with stops and starts, detours and delays, interruptions and real life happening.
Take heart: This IS the practice!
Return again and again, to the page, to yourself.
Your desk is neat enough. Your pencil is sharp enough. Isn’t it time to begin (again)?
Do you have folks in your life who write – or want to?
In addition to enrolling yourself in Getting Words on the Page, I’d be so grateful if you spread the word by sharing this info with friends, family members, and on social media.
Don’t forget to mention the special coupon code CREATIVESUMMER to get 50% off the regular course price until August 31.
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