The Power of Positive Thinking

I was reading Scott Mariani’s book – How to write a thriller – when I came across the chapter The Power of Positive Thinking.

it suited my downward trending mood as i was feeling as though i was engaged in a pointless activity. Although i love the act of writing, will i ever ‘get there’ ?

However, it stated similar statements written by numerous other authors

– don’t let negative thoughts bring you down

– love the challenge of the moment

– remember even famous authors have been in the same position

I would like to add my own –

– don’t think too far ahead, enjoy the moment

– don’t compare yourself to others, even if they’re in the same position

– don’t look to family to understand what it’s like – unless published you’re not taken seriously

– don’t read too many ‘how to books’ – info overload & conflicting advice suffocates – I have a constant voice on my shoulder warning me about sentence length etc

– don’t drink too much coffee – jittery system

– watch the birds in the garden – nature is very grounding

– play about with genre – it may surprise you what you enjoy writing

– paint your fingernails – yes guys you too so much prettier when typing !

I’m sure you wise folk will have more to say – but I now need to read daughters homework on Hitler – no peace for the wicked.

Happy Word Flow One & All

3 thoughts on “The Power of Positive Thinking

  1. So true Rhonda. Once family are around, my life goes out the window. Also it will soon be potter in the garden weather – so i will have to be strict with myself!

    Thanks for your feedback 🙂


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