Where Dreams Meet the Business of Writing

It’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: ‘I’ is for IMPROVEMENT

My writing improves every day.

My writing improves word by word, paragraph by paragraph, page by page.

I read and I learn.

I see what I like. I see what works.

The lessons I learn while reading make me a better writer.

I hone and polish my craft.

I learn and grow as a writer and author.

Step by step – word by word – my writing improves.

Comments on: "A to Z: ‘I’ is for IMPROVEMENT" (4)

  1. I absolutely love aspirations (did I spell that right?). Whenever I’m feeling down about myself as a writer, I start doing them – either in the mirror or on paper. It’s a very good confidence boost!

    • We have to help ourselves – and other writers- in ways we can. We are often too hard on ourselves and beat ourselves up too easily. I like your idea of saying them in the mirror. Good idea!

  2. “Step by step – word by word – my writing improves.” …. I need to remember this – thank you for the reminder!

    • Me too Lucy. You ever get so many post-its scattered around with all the good things you want to remember – that then you can’t focus on all the good thoughts because there are so many notes?

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