Spazzing Out

Thinking about a task is sometimes worse than completing the task.

When we’re stretching as artists, and tackling a creative project that is more complicated/harder/different than anything we’ve done before, it can feel physically uncomfortable. The mere idea of pushing beyond our limits can give us a headache (literally).

We have a choice; we can spaz out and claim writer’s block, or we recognize the tension as a sign of growth and work through it.

Which approach have you chosen in the past? Which will you choose in the future?


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About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women

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