In my last article, Still Putting Off Your Writing Dreams? How to Stop Self-Sabotaging and Start Writing, I talked about how common it is for writers to self-sabotage themselves. What I’ve discovered after working with hundreds of writers over the past decade as a writing coach is that self-sabotage usually takes a very specific form with creative people.
There are 3 self-sabotage traps I see writers fall into all the time, and what makes it so difficult to get out of these traps is that, on the surface, they seem logical. Each trap is a belief or statement that the writer makes to themselves, or a goal they set for their writing, that seems like it will move them forward. However, each trap does the complete opposite and only blocks the writer from making any progress at all.
I talk about the 3 biggest self-sabotage traps for writers in detail in the video below:
I’m teaching a new online class this October called Write Now, and it’s designed specifically for introvert writers who feel stuck, blocked, lost, confused, or who are struggling in any other way with their writing. We’re going to be covering how to write fiction, how to write nonfiction, how to edit, how to publish and market yourself, and most importantly, how to get the self-confidence to do all of it.
If this sounds like something you need right now, I do urge you to sign up for my email list HERE to get all the updates and announcements about the class as I release them.
I’ll be releasing the last video in this series in just a couple of days, about the single worst thing a writer could do if they’re serious about success. In the meantime, you can contact me here with any questions.
See you soon!
Lauren Sapala is the author of The INFJ Writer and The INFJ Revolution. 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.