By this time of year, most of us have given up on writing.
We didn't meet that "Write my book" goal we made this time last year. The holidays are occupying all of our extra space, if we had any to begin with. And we’re exhausted from another year. At this point, you’re ready to sleep for two weeks, hide under a blanket wearing your favorite pj's, and start a diet of leftovers, chocolate, and spiked drinks. (Should we go ahead and make plans for next year?)
So I wanted to go into my collection to find the perfect advice on writing from one of my favorite books.
Before you start writing, I need to back up a little bit.
A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you the “ultimate tool to make time to write.”
Because it's probably the Number 1 question I get asked by women who want to write: "How do I make time to write?"
But it’s not really the question to be asking.
There are a lot of "how to write" books out there. A lot of 'em. I own next to none. In my experience, many of them do more harm than good, cause more misalignment than enlightenment.
However, in my work and conversations with some of you, I have noted a few resources I think speak truth to the writing and publishing process and can be helpful on your path as writer. I will try to regularly update this list as I need to.
Here they are, in no particular order or priority, and without further ado: