Create. Not for the money. Not for the fame. Not for the recognition. But for the pure joy of creating something and sharing it.
A clean workspace is imperative to the flow of your work. Clutter weighs on our minds, takes up space, decreases our motivation, and blocks new ideas and opportunities from coming into our lives.
Schedule time to write, show up for that meeting with yourself, and put words onto the page. It doesn’t matter if those words aren’t very good. You can’t edit a blank page, so get your butt into the chair and write!
Distractions can make it difficult to produce your best work. If you’re available to everybody and everything, you will feel drained and fatigued. When it comes to your work, you're not in the wrong for protecting your personal space.
I used to be a Windows PC only guy.
It's true, I hated everything about Macs.
Until I discovered how beautifully simple it was to write, format, and design a book cover on a Mac.
Even if you are a die hard fan of PCs like I was, I suggest you try your hand on a Mac (just make sure you get all of the proper tools)
My list of software can be found here.
Regardless of how many books you've written, an authors voice only becomes stronger through reading and writing combined.
As you read, you pick up new skills, new vocabulary, and new ideas!
I always carry pen and paper. Always.
The human mind is only capable of about 3 seconds of short term memory.
You never know when inspiration will strike, and if you don't write it down you'll lose it.
Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it's produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.