This and the following blogs are from the book I reviewed a few days ago called 366 Daily Writing Exercises To Help Motivate You Creatively by Christina Escamilla. I have challenged myself to write every day. Of course, right now I am trying to catch up, but boy, is it hard. I am almost there, though. But I took a break and start posting the ones I have done already. So how this will go is I will paraphrase each exercise and then type up my writing for that exercise. I highly recommend buying this book and challenge yourself, along with quite a few other books written by Christina.
So here we go!
January 1, 2022- Exercise
Write your younger self a letter with advice, encouragement, or anything else you’d like to tell yourself.
My Letter to Myself
I know it’s hard to keep writing, but you need to keep going. You can do it! Just take one story at a time and finish the one you’ve already started. You love to write and enjoy it, so do it. Stop making up excuses as to why you can’t write.
You can raise your girls, you can take care of the house and do the laundry, you can take care of Ryan and help him when he needs it, you can take care of the 2 cats, 23 hens, 2 roosters, 6 ducks, and help with Hugo, Ryan’s service dog. But the most important thing you CAN do is write your books! Most important thing you should do is keep writing.
You are amazing and you can do anything. Don’t give up!
And don’t let the girls give up on their dreams, either. Help them achieve their goals like you are doing. Always show them support in whatever they choose to do in their lives because they are your everything. You’ve got this with Ryan’s help and the girls’ help when they want to help. Write, write, and write some more, but never give up. Reach for those goals of getting published and never let go.
Lacey from the future