Most writers know they need accountability in one form or another. Otherwise, it’s too easy to procrastinate forever and never start (or finish) the book we want so badly to write. But the problem is that too many writers get it wrong with accountability.
The worst kind of accountability comes from writing methods that are too rigid. I’ve worked with so many writers who have tried to write every single day, no matter what, or vowed to meet a certain word count during every writing session, no matter what, and these attempts ALWAYS end in failure. Why? Because there’s not enough flexibility and open space for the writer’s creativity to flourish, or the inevitable demands of everyday life.
I’ve coached and taught writers of all stripes for almost 10 years now, and I can tell you that the absolute BEST way to bring accountability into your writing practice is to choose a strategy that is flexible, actually fun, and doesn’t leave you all on your own. The power of group support is truly life changing for writers!
I’m offering a group silent writing program this November that includes ALL of these factors. We’ll be meeting three times a week (on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays) over Zoom for one hour of silent writing. I begin each writing session with a relaxing guided meditation/visualization to get the energy flowing and open the space for creativity to unfold.
I talk more about the program and how it fits with the accountability piece that writers need in the video below:
I’ll be opening registration for the program on Oct 30 (tomorrow) and we’ll be starting with our first silent writing session on Nov 2. If you know you need accountability in your writing practice, then this is just the thing for you.
See you soon! 🙂
Lauren Sapala is the author of The INFJ Writer, The INFJ Revolution, and the creator of Intuitive Writing, a six-step online video course for INFJ and INFP writers who struggle with writing. She is also currently offering a free copy of her book on creative marketing for INFJ and INFP writers to anyone who signs up for her newsletter. SIGN UP HERE to get your free copy of Firefly Magic: Heart Powered Marketing for Highly Sensitive Writers.