Letting Go

It took me a couple of days to let go of my pen last week, and finally take a rest. Instead of cramming in other projects I binged on some young adult summer romance movies on NetFlix and relaxed. My only hobby over the weekend was napping and trying not to feel guilty about it was hard.

I seem to get anxiety about doing nothing and this usually results in waking up in the middle of the night to work on a new art piece or get another blog post done. Who knew the art of doing nothing was so hard. Is this feeling of guilt a product of today’s world? We’re all supposed to be successful entrepreneurs for a social media posts and the process I’ve been going through is a gradual incline.

Not quitting because it’s taking too long is even harder for someone like me. I don’t have the longest attention span. There’s been moments in this whole creative journey that I’ve had to tell myself out loud to focus. My shiny object syndrome wants to try everything and it’s just not humanly possible.

After watching 20 year olds who’s only exercise was going through the drive-thru and turning on their phone climb a real mountain without much prep time, I had hope. They went through a 22 mile climb, out of shape but they kept going. We can get through our blocks if we keep going.

I don’t know when or how but I will manage to reach my financial goals. The possibility wouldn’t exist at all if I hadn’t taken a step toward the direction I want to go. Remember, in order to be a writer or to make the top of a list, you actually need to write that book. I counted 7 published books on my shelf. How far are you?

Don’t get down on yourself. Just get started. Looking at the journey of most writers, because let’s face it most of us aren’t lucky enough to have the connections that make #1 more possible, we need to publish more than 1 book to get any tractions. The advice from other authors tells me that it takes 3 to 4 books before they start to see any results. Who knows, it may take me one more, but I’m still trying.

I would like to be on summer break for the next few months but I know that I still have work to do to get what I want. So, take that pen and paper with you on vacation. Your prompt for this summer is to journal. I’ll sprinkle in a few prompts as we both go through our writing journey together.

My posts are Monday through Friday.

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Get closer to your writing goals with my Writer’s Journal filled with writing prompts and exercises. You can find a copy at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0931QRL7C/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_VTHN0QSHXRYK6RJ1XSWQ.

~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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