Episode 222: “I Need Motivation!” [Writing Excuses]

Your brain is like a rock. You just need to push it downhill. Want to know what we're on about? Tune into the latest episode of The 1,000 Authors Show with Vicky and Joe, and discover the big myth about motivation, Vicky's problem with flies, and how you can get more writing done than you ever thought possible...

Key Points

  • [6:55] Joe, the little amazing chef.
  • [8:45] How do you stay motivated?
  • [9:35] Motivation can not come from external factors.
  • [11:00] Are you genuinely tired or are you just being lazy?
  • [14:00] There’s so much magic to getting started. Vicky and Joe cleaned their entire kitchen and it was so easy to do...one they started it!
  • [17:05] Remember why you started. If you don’t remember or you don’t care, stop doing it.
  • [20:10] You got to ‘eat the bag of hair’ first.
  • [22:40] You can sign up to Vicky’s power hour writing sessions!

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Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she's not doing that, she's hanging from a trapeze by her feet.

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