Have you lost your motivation for writing, marketing, and freelancing? Tell me why and win a coaching session.
That’s how we’re going to celebrate Valentine’s Day around here.
I hear from a lot of capable writers who are scraping by, too often writing for content mills and low-paying clients. It doesn’t take long for those kinds of gigs to become exhausting, stifle creativity, and leave you feeling drained and unmotivated.
Been there? Done that? Maybe it’s your reality right now.
Writer’s block. Lack of motivation. Feeling stuck. Those issues come up a lot in coaching sessions I do with writers, in the Freelance Writers Den forums, and countless emails I get from people who are trying to figure out how to make a living writing.
And it’s not just newbies. Even veteran writers can hit a dry spell, lose focus and motivation, or have anchor clients disappear overnight and wonder if it’s time to go back to a J-O-B.
Want to win a coaching session to get back on track? Here’s what you need to do:
Contest rules: Enter to win a coaching session
Shake off that lack-of-motivation-to-write feeling long enough to enter this contest for a coaching session, so I can help you out. Here are the contest rules:
Leave a comment at the end of this post, on Facebook, orÂ LinkedIn (yes, we’re turning comments back on just for this, through Feb. 17.).Â Tell me what’s going on and why you think you’ve lost motivation to write.
Once the comment period closes, my team and I will sift through the responses and choose three winners for the following:
- 1 – 40-minute coaching session
- 2 – 20-minute coaching sessions
Winners will be announcedÂ at the end of Sunday’s blog post (Feb. 18). Then I’ll book the coaching sessions with each of the winners at a time that works for each of us.
When a writer needs help…
One of the worst things you can do when you’re feeling stuck and unmotivated is sit there all by your lonesome and fixate on all the things that are going wrong with your freelance writing.
Don’t do that. OK?
Reach out. Ask for help. Share your concerns with an accountability partner or writing community.
One writer shared the following in the Freelance Writers Den when she needed help with productivity and motivation:
And you know what? A group of writers came to the rescue with advice, tips, encouragement and motivation to help her keep moving forward.
Winners of “Lost Motivation?” contest: 40-minute coaching session: Emma Lander. 20-minute coaching sessions: Tony Hernandez and Wendy Jacobson.