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Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Whoops I hope I'm not too late (only one day?) to post for the Insecure Writers Support Group, July version. Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh for starting the group--join us here!

I'm in Hilton Head with my seven-month old niece, whose cuteness supersedes any blog schedule in my mind.

Hop on over to this month's awesome co-hosts!

Nicki Elson

Now onto this month's question:

What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time?

Writing started as a need to express myself, and I got lost in the characters and stories I created. Over time, more goals emerged, including the desire to inspire hope for healing and demystifying psychotherapy as one path for that healing. Another big goal has been connecting with authors and readers.

As a psychologist, I often encourage clients to focus on the process instead of the outcome. But since I'm a competitive person, I get drawn into outcome goals: sales and reviews. I wish I didn't care as much about those, because outcome goals sometimes interfere with my enjoyment of the process. (Though a great review can sure inspire the process!)

I'm still on a writing hiatus so for now my goal is to enjoy friends and family on the weekends.

What are your #goals?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

No worries! Enjoy time with family on Hilton Head.
Process instead of outcome - I like that focus better. We have more control over the process.

Nicki Elson said...

What a doll and a half!

I hope your having tons of fun with your family. Love your #goals.

Happy 4th!!

Juneta Key said...

Great goals. Hope you have a great time on you hiatus.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Enjoying the process is important but it's hard not to focus on the other. Enjoy your time off.

Tamara Narayan said...

I've been to Hilton Head (as a kid way back in the eighties). Beautiful area of the country.

Patricia Lynne said...

Enjoy your time with family. I think it's important we all stop to do that. It helps our creativity.

The Cynical Sailor said...

She is so adorable :-) I love the polka dot outfit. Cuteness trumps blog schedules for sure.


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