About the New Pop-Up…
Called “Nothing’s Good Enough.” Basically, this is about how critical voice creeps in when you least expect it. And ways to identify what is happening and stop it, get back to having fun.
We put it as the first Pop-Up in the Decades Ahead Class as well as a regular Pop-Up you can buy directly. Why in the Decades Ahead Class in February? Because right about now is when this evil little part of critical voice starts showing its head and mucking around with your New Year’s resolution.
One of the questions from someone who hasn’t taken the Pop-Up was if it would help the critical voice when it came to publishing as well?
Answer: Yes, very much.
Only a few people are signed up for the Publishing challenge, even though I am talking about my own publishing there every week in a video per week. Seems the fear of publishing something every month is far, far more intense than writing a short story a week for a year.
Why is that fear there? Simply the name of this Pop-Up. “Nothing’s Good Enough” to dare see print and have actual readers maybe buy it. Yikes!
Writing stories or short novels is one thing, but actually publishing them is when “Nothing ‘s Good Enough” kicks in big time.
And wow have I heard some great excuses so far. (grin) But sadly, most of them boil down to “Nothing’s Good Enough.”
So the answer to the questions if the Pop-Up applies to both writing and publishing, the answer is yes, very much so.
A second question I got about the fear of “Nothing’s Good Enough” was about deadlines. The question was simply, “Do deadlines help this problem?”
Right up against a real deadline, yes. To a degree.
For example, those in the short story writing challenge or the novel challenge have a real deadline that most of the writers taking those challenges will go to great lengths to not miss. Real deadline.
So if you are feeling “Nothing’s Good Enough” what often happens is you start a story and abandon it, start another one, give up, and then at the last possible moment write a story and get it turned in. The deadline kills, for a short moment, the fear.
But without knowing the fear is there, what is causing it, and taking action to correct it, at some point the deadline will fail.
Plus, honestly, writing with that fear and frustration is just no fun. And you end up with a lot of story starts that you have mentally killed because even if they were good, they are not “Good Enough.”
So to answer the question. Real deadlines help, but they are not a long-term fix. Better to find the core of the problem in the first place, cut that off, and just have fun writing all the way.
So this is an important Pop-Up and you can get it directly, through a Pop-Up bundle with other Pop-Ups, or by signing up for the Decade Ahead Class and get it and all the other stuff in that class.
Actually, we will put 4 different Pop-Ups in the Decades Ahead class over the year. $600 value in them. Brings the cost of that class down some, huh? (grin)