5 Steps to Treating Your Writing Like a Business: Step 2

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STEP TWO
UPS & DOWNS 
Ideally you want to be a working writer because you enjoy playing with words and crafting stories or sharing a message. But as in any other profession there are days when the work is tough, the words don’t come and when the word “no” is heard far too often. Don’t let these days get you down.

Celebrate you successes and plan for the “down” time — have “busy work” to keep you engaged while focusing on a different, but related, business task.

Exercise: Brainstorm ideas of things you can do when the writing gets a bit tough or you got an unexpected rejection. Maybe you’ll want to work on a list of blog ideas or take a walk outside or grab a coffee and vent to a friend. Whatever it is that will work for you, go ahead and try it and then get right back to work! 


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