How I use my notebooks as a writer & creative

I love new notebooks. They contain such promise - but I think that is why so many of us don’t use them. I know I certainly have a shelf FULL of blank pages.

But I’ve been watching Sarra of Heart Breathings on YouTube and she has been giving advice on how we can fill our notebooks with her video: How to fill your empty notebooks.

This got me thinking about my notebooks and how they have helped me with my planning, my business and my writing and creativity over the past few years. So, I decided to open the pages and show you the insides.

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Do I struggle with perfectionism (and other questions)

Last week I recorded a video where I answered some of the questions I’ve been asked on Instagram and in my private Facebook group.

I’m not going to lie I felt all sorts of terrified whilst undertaking this small project. Fear and worry about my face being on screen for thirty minutes, imposter syndrome as I thought - who am I to be giving advice or talking about my writing journey I haven’t achieved anything. And also a kind of invisibility frustration. The latter something I need to think about further and maybe write a blog post about it.

But I pushed through my fears and sent it live and have had some lovely feedback.

I was asked about:

  • Patreon

  • Whether I struggle with perfectionism (my immediate thought was no but realised I do in some cases)

  • How I decide between what I should do and what I truly want to do

  • Is it too late to be on social media?

  • How to get past the numbers

  • My favourite part of everything I do

  • My journey as a writer

  • My major stepping stones that helped me get to this point

  • Vlogging

Click on the post to find out more. Or go straight to the video: Online Creativity Q&A

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My Goals & Projects for 2019 - one month into the year

Back at the beginning of January I wrote a post and recorded a video looking at what my goals for 2019 were and the projects I would be doing in order to get there.

This is the blog post.

This is the video.

And because I’m easily distracted by the online noise and get lost going down the wrong track and because I wanted to create a record of how I’m getting on so I can look back (and hopefully see how far I’ve come) I decided to create another video one month into 2019 to see how I’ve been getting on.

My big overarching goal was to create an income from my online writing and creativity. I wanted to do this in a few ways:

1) by creating really good, to the best of my ability, writing and online content

2) by exploring new avenues (sharing my knowledge, email support, self-publishing to name but a few)

3) by treating my writing and creativity as a business (and not putting things off until I ‘feel like it’).

4) by NOT being a sleazy salesy ‘buy my stuff’ kind of person.

Click to see the post and watch the video.

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