How to create a writer's affirmation to stay focused on your goal.
Remember when the dream of writing a novel first bloomed? How exciting that was, right?
And then time wore on, and your writing career didn't reach the apex you'd hoped it would.
I'm here to tell you that now is not the time to stop.
You've started, don't stop!
Everyday, go to the spot where you write, sit, and get cracking.
Maybe you're tired of the struggle.
Guess what? You're not alone. But it's the writers who continue on the journey who get the results.
I'm glad you stopped by today so I can give you a bit of a pep talk. (And it's always good to remind myself of these truths.)
Consider giving yourself a set of writing affirmations. A writing affirmation is is a positive phrase that states the truth that you want to settle into your heart and mind.
Here are my affirmations:
Because I have a creative God, I am creative.
My worldview and my stories are worthy of being shared, and it is important for me to do so.
I am willing to investigate situations and ideas.
I write pretty words.
My words influence hearts.
I write powerful words.
God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible. 2 Timothy 1:7
I encourage you to write your affirmations. Here are a few keys to creating your own writer's affirmation:
Write them down and keep them where you can see them.
Use present tense.
Use words "I" and "my" to keep it personal.
State them as realities, not goals.
Keep them brief.
Incorporate a scripture verse that speaks to your writer's heart.
Come on, give it a try.