Monday, March 5, 2012
The Writer's Stop, Drop, Roll
Firefighters teach us to stop, drop, and roll if our clothing ever catches on fire. For writers, the flames of fear and discouragement can destroy our dreams. What should a writer do to extinguish these dream killers?
STOP! If you catch yourself in negative self-talk, examine your thought life. Replace those words with positive, faith-filled expressions.
DROP! Leave the pity party behind. The things that make you want to give up won't always be there. They will pass. Everyone has good and bad days.
ROLL! See the positive side of rejection and negative feedback. Instead of allowing them to be the knock-out punch, roll with them and use the experience as a steppingstone.
How do you Stop, Drop, and Roll as a writer?