Where Dreams Meet the Business of Writing

a2z_bIt’s April! That means it’s time for the ‘BLOGGING A to Z CHALLENGE’. Everyday this month (except Sunday) bloggers will be blogging to a theme, using different letter of the alphabet – running, of course, from A to Z.

I’m blogging about WRITER’S ZEN: Where writing and meditation meet.

Meditation and positive affirmations can directly benefit our lives in many aspects. It also can benefit our writing — in the creative aspects, our productivity, our career as an author, our feelings about writing and much more. I’m making a conscious effort to make more time in my life for meditation. I’m also practicing using some of these techniques to improve my writing. Through the A to Z blog challenge, I’m sharing some of mine with you.

Read through the affirmations for each subject. Some will probably resonate with you better than others. Maybe all of them will. Maybe none of them will. We are all on our own paths, having diverse needs at different times. Even on our own individual journey, we still require different words and messages on different days.

Pick one or two thoughts that speak to you. Sit quietly for a few moments. Repeat the affirmations to yourself. Say them aloud. Reflect on how these thoughts affect your life and your writing. Are there roadblocks in your life that is stopping the goodness from entering? Are we in any way allowing this roadblock to exist? Are we putting it there ourselves? Open your mind to allowing new possibilities to present themselves.

If a phrase feels more needed, copy it onto an index card or post-it note. Keep it with you, in the car, or on the computer. Repeat throughout the day, reinforcing the message.

Give it a try! Let me know if these help your writing, or if you have any thoughts on affirmations that would be useful to use in your daily life.

Happy Writing!

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A to Z: ‘B’ is for BUSINESS

My writing is my business.

My words have value.

I respect my writing as a business.

I acknowledge the business aspects of my writing.

I am courteous and professional with my clients, agents, and editors.

I am organized.

I manage my paperwork in an efficient and timely manner.

I maintain proper records for my writing career, as one would in any business venture.

As a business person, I meet my deadlines.

I set goals for myself, and my writing business.

I easily prioritize my tasks for the day, accomplishing the most important things first.

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Comments on: "A to Z: ‘B’ is for BUSINESS" (10)

  1. “My words have value” Wow…. this one spoke to me loud and clear. I believe all our words, our stories, our thoughts have value. I’m going to remind myself daily of this. Thank you!

  2. I love, love, love the focus of this A-Z challenge. We all need to be more mindful and attentive. This will be a regular stop for me. Please know I am reading, even if I don’t always comment.

  3. Once again, wonderful. “I am organized.”

  4. Brilliant approach. I’m also trying to spend more time (okay, *any* time) on meditation, and matching this with bettering ourselves as writers seems like the nudge I needed to actually do it. Thank you!
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

    • I’m glad this was helpful! I encourage you to keep going with meditation AND your writing. We’ll all be better if we hold each other up. Thanks for stopping.

  5. I have to rethink my writing. Reading them I realized I don’t think those ways. I sure need to. Great blog.

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