Here’s about the best writing advice I’ve seen lately, courtesy of Agent X (who is she for real, again?)
In yoga, they sometimes say that we resist doing the poses we most need to do. A muscle in the state of inflexibility prefers to stay that way, thank you very much.
But those inflexible parts are the very parts we most need to make flexible.
I’m currently taking a course with AuthorMBA. Let me tell you, if you ever get a chance to take a course with Kay, do it! (The other ones I hear all sorts of great things about, but since I haven’t taken their classes, I can’t personally vouch for them.)
She has a habit of pushing us to do the work we resist, but I thank God for it every day. Her courses are so good, I can see me taking them once a year.
I’ve been shoving through my resistance with the Big N, and I’m starting to make headway. Phew, considering I only have about 10,000 words left to write on the Little N, and then I’ve really got to buckle down. No mental break this time!
I will love researching ... I will love plotting ...
So anyway, what do you resist, that you most need to do? How do you push yourself through it? Or do you get outside help?