Writers Horoscope September 16: It’s time to refuel.

 

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Do you need to be convinced? Deadlines and ill-temperament have taken their toll, after all.

Paul Jun’s guest post on ProBlogger offers three reasonable suggestions to consider.

  • Don’t write, exercise. Get the endorphins pumping.
  • Admit it: there are days you should just wave the white flag.
  • Unearth those touches of genius you’ve squirreled away on sticky notes, sauce-smeared napkins, or steamy shower walls. That will give you a boost when you’re ready to get back in the game.

 

Writers Horoscope September 15: The publishing world is against you. It seems.

evil editor-dasher of dreams captionEver had that submission spur an immediate rejection?

We’re talkin’, ‘Click ‘send’ and within minutes, boom! your inbox has a ‘Thanks, but…’ message. It’s almost as if that evil editor, assistant or, in 2017, maybe an automated script, has been just waiting for your query letter or sample chapter.

Time to give up, right?

Uhhh, no.

Jordan Rosenfeld, author of A Writer’s Guide to Persistence: How to Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice, offers these tips.

No, I have not yet bought her book, but for almost a year, I’ve followed her Twitter feed, which abounds with inspiration and advice for writers.

So hang in there and move on to the next potential client.


 

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Writers Horoscope September 14: You’ve given in to distraction. And now…

it’s crunch time.

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You lost out in the eternal tug of war between what you’re supposed to do and what you prefer to do.

It’s now crunch time and you need to focus.

Seriously–focus. And focus some more. [I know, I know, I do see the irony of launching you further away from your work, but these tips should prove helpful in the end. And now…back to the cat videos. ;->]

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Writers Horoscope September 13: You need a new identity.

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No, you’re not going into witness protection. And don’t expect CIA recruiters anytime soon.

You’ve taken control of your other writing projects.

But you’re feeling a little stale.

Maybe it’s time to create a new Web presence.
Explore a new topic of interest.
Give it time to evolve into something of greater value–to you and your readers.


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Writers Horoscope September 12: Keep a low profile today.

Stay true to yesterday’s ‘watch your temper’ advice,

Yes, counter to August 27: Your reclusiveness serves no one. , today IS STILL a good day to be a shut-in. Your editor wasn’t in a compromising mood, so the embers are still smoldering and the deadlines still loom. 

No, you don’t have to totally insulate yourself.

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But give it another day before you get a handle on the workload.


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