Wednesday, 8 June 2011

It worked for me!

Struggling is boring. Reading about someone else struggling is even MORE boring.

Here's what made a difference yesterday - two virtual kicks in the butt.

First, at risk of becoming a Seth Godin bore, this:

Which of the four are getting in the way?

You don't know what to do
You don't know how to do it
You don't have the authority or the resources to do it
You're afraid
Once you figure out what's getting in the way, it's far easier to find the answer (or decide to work on a different problem).

Stuck is a state of mind, and it's curable.

Second, this from the website of a different literary agent for young people's fiction:

"If you have belief in the quality of your book, you need to keep getting back on the horse. It can be a tough business. Talent is key, but so is resolve and perseverance"

After my weekend exploits with Alfie, could there be a better analogy for me?