Challenges

At the start of this week, I set a goal to push myself and use my own prompts to boost creativity. I decided to create some new miniature sculpture pieces and I stopped using the excuse that I was too tire or there wasn’t enough time. I changed one habit, my daily writing, over the past few years, so I thought I would try another. Doing one challenge is contagious, and that’s why we all need to move ourselves forward.

The past month, I started to sound like a broken record and I got sick of hearing myself say, “I’m too tired, or I don’t have time.” I had to face the hard truth. I had time for watching videos and TikTok. I also had time to visit my favorite cafes. Sometimes, I have to use a challenge to kick myself back into gear when it comes to work. Having a career in writing or art is still requires work, and I find myself allergic to it after I finish big projects.

Getting all those books published last month took a lot of energy over several months and I feared falling into a slump. I did take a few days but I used my own advice to get back on track so those days didn’t turn into weeks or months. I can’t stress the importance of having a routine or schedule for your career enough. Yes, there’s times when you can get off track, but the important thing is that you find your way back to your normal.

“Normal” is how we make sense of this world, and everyone needs a comfort zone. Just because you have creative job doesn’t mean you can spend all your time making TikToks when you’re supposed to be “writing” (insert what you do). Having this blog saved me from no writing days several times. Why? Because I’m held accountable. I have to follow my own advice and there are people who will know if I’m not posting.

So if you call yourself a writer, then you should probably get off social media and write. I challenge the rest of you out there to post your writing or prompts to keep yourself accountable. I’ve met some writers who publish their chapters online for their readers in order to get their novels finished. Taking this kind of action might even provide feedback from peers, and we all need Beta readers to review our work before we publish. I’ll leave you to try this prompt this weekend.

My posts are Monday through Friday.

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~Yoon Ju

Published by yoonjuwrites

I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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