Creativity: Because creativity is the essence of writing.
It's not a question of whether you can be more creative. The
question is only whether you will allow yourself to exercise the creativity you
already have. ~Shad Helmstetter
I see my own creativity as the key that unlocks my true potential (as an author).
I admire and respect others who use their own imagination to benefit
themselves and others (their characters).
I know others see me and respect me as a creative, resourceful individual (writer).
I am not afraid to try the untried, walk new paths or search for new or
better alternatives in my life (writing).
Today, I am more creative then ever before.
Since my imagination has no limits, my creativity knows no bounds.
The more I practice using my creative mind (writing), the more creative (successful) I become.
My own creativity allows me to unlock the source from which all ideas flow (bestsellers are born).
I am a bestseller. I am a bestseller. I am...oh, sorry. Got a
little carried away there. Overcoming the fear of failure: Because even multi-published authors fear this with every
I am never afraid to try. I enjoy staying with it and moving forward.
I give myself freedom to fail and reap the success those attempts have
I prepare myself with the knowledge and skill I need to succeed.
done: Because we writers are
I place great value on taking action. I see what
needs to be done and I do it.
Both the quality and the quantity of what I
do (my writing) is important
to me. The rewards I achieve are worth the investment I make.
I look forward each day to increasing my effectiveness (word count) and accomplishing more.
hope): Because no author would
succeed without it.
I have faith, I have courage, I have belief--in myself and my writing.
Each day I have more hope and conviction in my ability to solve any problem (craft a novel worthy of the bestsellers
I never give up. I am a winner, and I give myself the energy and
belief to come out on top (of the bestsellers
list). Dealing with
problems: Because in the publishing
industry, there is no avoiding them.
I like challenges and meet them head on.
My will, my strength, my determination are always stronger than any problem
I know every problem holds within itself the keys to its own solution.
Speaking and Writing with
I have good ideas and I am able to express my ideas in a clear and
interesting way. (I'm a killer
People like the way I express myself, and they enjoy hearing my thoughts and
ideas. (People love my writing and enjoy
reading my novels).
My mind gives me the words I need, right when I need them.
risk-taking: Because every new
character, new plot, new story is a risk.
To me, a good risk is a bridge to my success and a doorway to greater
opportunity (the next contract).
I am willing to accept those risks which are necessary for the fulfillment
of my goals.
Any risk I accept is a healthy new force in my life. A challenge and
worthwhile goal. Another win in the making.
I have the courage to do what I need to
do (write on the edge) to
get where I want to go (to the best
career: Because if you stagnate in
the publishing sea, you get eaten by sharks.
I enjoy seeking and finding new opportunities in
my life (publishing).
I never allow the word "no" to stop me or even slow me down.
I look forward and never look back.
I am creating a bright, positive, successful future for myself.
I know where I'm going (I will be a bestseller), and I'm well on
my way. Learning to say no
(a.k.a. protecting your writing time): Essential skill for every author.
I carefully guard the time I set aside for things which are important to me (writing).
My time and energies are gifts which I protect and give by my choice, not
the dictates of others.
Saying no is easy for me. I am confident, self-assured and in control
of my life.