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Creativity Affirmation #15

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Oh, hey. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, hasn’t it? I’ve been extremely busy, and it’s actually for this reason that I’m taking the time to do one of these. It’s gotten me down, and I’ve been more stressed than I’m letting on. So. Ready? Here we go:

The hard work that I put into my writing will pay off.

That’s right. Sometimes, I feel like I’m almost floundering around and not really doing anything. I put a lot of effort into my blog, into honing my writing skills, into doing everything that I can in order to better myself as a writer… and sometimes, it feels like I’m wasting time. Sometimes, I feel like I should just drop the entire thing and go do something else with my life.

But I know better than that. Each day that I write, I better myself. Each time I post a blog, I am bettering my writing. Each time I strive to do something and achieve it, I am bettering myself.

Never let yourself feel down. Never let yourself feel like what you are doing isn’t enough. It is. You’re amazing. Don’t forget that.

This is a short affirmation, because I’m going to use my own self motivation to get some more writing done right now.

Until next time, guys. Keep reading and writing, and keep being awesome!

Author Amanda McCormick

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Creativity Affirmation #14

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So, it’s been just a bit since I’ve done one of these, since I’ve been doing NaNoWriMo in the form of July Camp for the past little bit. I thought that it was high time that I did one… especially since I’ve been letting myself get a little down over the fact that my wrist hurting is making me want to write less. So, today’s affirmation is really about that! Creativity Affirmation #14:

Writing less does not make me less of a writer.

Oh, I really like the sound of that one. Just because the amount of words that you put out is less than you’re used to (in my case, I’m just scratching my 1,000 word minimum some days), it doesn’t mean that you’re any less of a writer. Sometimes, life happens. Sometimes, pain happens. Sometimes, things happen that makes it so that you aren’t capable of sitting and writing for an interrupted amount of time that would allow you to exceed your writing goals. In my case, I can write for small bursts of time before my wrist starts hurting – that, paired with the fact that I’m trying to rest it as much as I can (while still writing, because I’d go crazy otherwise) means that I’m not having 4-5 thousand word days very often. I haven’t seen hide nor hair of hair of a 10k day in longer than I’d like to admit.

I’m just kind of floating by, and doing as much as I can stand without hurting myself. And that is okay. That does not make me any less of a writer.

If you’re busy – if you have a job, a busy life, a family, whatever, and you can’t write a mass amount of words… guess what? It doesn’t make you any less of a writer. If you get busy and you can’t write so much for a few days? It doesn’t make you any less of a writer. It makes you human, and that’s something that we all (at least most of us, I hope) are. You’re still an amazing writer – you’re still an amazing person. You’re just a person that life is happening to, and that’s okay, too.

I’ve noticed, at least with myself… I tend to compare each day to the best day that I’ve had. It’s easy to look at myself and go “But I wrote (insert amount) of words that one day, so why did I only write 1001 today?” We can’t do that, because life, and how we write is as fluctuating and changing as the wind; we have ups and downs, good days and bad… and it’s that which gives us variety and makes us have the life experiences that allows us to be inventive and creative writers. After all, our up days are wonderful… but if we could always spend all of the hours of the day writing, we’d never have the life experiences to fill the pages with.

Be content with your writing, and be content in knowing that you don’t always have to reach your best, you just have to try your best. Honestly, I think that the latter is the best option.

Until next time, guys. Keep reading and writing, and keep being awesome!

Author Amanda McCormick

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Creativity Affirmation #13

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Hey guys! I am moving on up in the number of affirmations that I’ve done, and I really do think that each and every one of them is helping me to improve my self esteem and ability to have confidence in myself as a writer. I had a pretty busy day yesterday, as far as everything was concerned… and that is what led me to today’s affirmation! So! Creativity Affirmation #13:

Even on days when I find myself busy or tired, I can always find a few minutes to sit down and get my daily writing done.

I’ve talked about this so much, but I’ve never really taken it as an affirmation, as a point of pride. Even on days when I feel like I’m falling apart completely, I somehow find the time to sit down at my computer and get my minimum word count out. Even on days when I’m so busy that it feels like I don’t have a second to breath, I sit down and get my minimum word count done. Even when I feel like I can’t, I sit down and get my word count done. I feel good after I do it, and like a strong and accomplished person. Managing to get my daily word count is something that I am proud of – something that I should be proud of – because I know that it isn’t always easy.

Writing isn’t always easy, but it is always rewarding after we’re done. Dorthy Parker says, “I hate writing. I love having written.” I don’t hate writing, but sometimes it is harder than others… but I always love the feeling of finishing, of getting my words, of knowing that I accomplished my goal and I am nurturing my art each and every day. So, never besmirch the effort that your words took – always tell yourself that you are an amazing, strong person for having done your writing.

Because you are.

Until next time, guys! Keep reading and writing, and keep being awesome!

Author Amanda McCormick

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Creativity Affirmation #5

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I figured I would throw this out there before I went out for the day. Starting the day off with my Creativity Affirmations might actually be the best way for me to tackle this whole project. If I can say something positive, and know that I mean it – that I have to mean it, because I put it out there – when I first wake up… it will be really good for my mind state for the rest of the day. I encourage you to realize that these truths apply to us all as writers. They aren’t just my affirmations – they’re affirmations for you as well!

Creativity Affirmation #5:

I am unlimited when it comes to my creativity. There is no end to my potential. I will always have a new idea when I finish my current one.

This is something that I worry about, and something that I know I shouldn’t. I think “What if I finish this novel, and no new ideas come to me? What if I’m just… done?” I’ve never not had an idea for a story, a novel, something to write. Even when we say we’re blocked, we go out and we see a person, an animal, the way the wind blows in the trees… and we have inspiration. Even in those lulls when we don’t feel like writing, we are still writers. We are still dreamers. We still have a thousand worlds locked up in our minds, waiting to come out. There is no end to our potential – we are creative souls.

Until tomorrows Affirmation, you guys keep being amazing!

Author Amanda McCormick

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Creativity Affirmation #2

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I don’t know that this will happen every day, but they’ll happen as often as I feel like I need to have them. I find that it’s a very good thing for me, to sit and think of what I want to write for this. I’ve only done it for two days, but the positive feeling that it instills is a lovely thing. So, without further delay!

Creativity Affirmation #2:

I will make mistakes, but that doesn’t make me any less of a writer. If anything, it helps me to grow.

Sometimes, it’s hard to correlate mistakes and growth, but we all need to realize that the only way that we ever improve is by looking at what we’ve done in the past and improving upon it. By practice, by determination, by our will to be something better each and every day that we wake up.

That’s all for today’s affirmation. I’d love to see you make one for yourself in the comments, or on your page! Link me if you do – you’re all wonderful, and you all deserve affirmations yourself!

Until next time, keep reading and writing!

Author Amanda McCormick

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Creativity Affirmation #1

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So, I saw a few different people doing this, and I thought that it would be a fantastic idea if I did as well. (I wanted to link them, but I can’t find my saved links – I may edit this blog later to include them, because I love showing where I get my inspirations from.) Anyway, for any of you who don’t know, here is the definition of an affirmation:

Affirmations are positive, specific statements that help you to overcome self-sabotaging, negative thoughts. They help you visualize, and believe in, what you’re affirming to yourself, helping you to make positive changes to your life and career.

I’ve heard of people doing positive affirmations every morning when they wake up, when they look in the mirror – looking at themselves and saying this is good about me. I’ve realized that I’m very hard on myself when it comes to myself and my writing – my creativity in general… so, I thought that I’d start doing Creativity Affirmations. I’m not sure if I’ll do them every day, or once a week, and really try to look into what it is that I’m saying about myself. I’m going to experiment with it and see how it goes – and I certainly encourage you all to do the same thing.

So, for my first Creativity Affirmation:

Every day that I write and practice, my creativity improves and my talent grows.

I work hard to become a better writer – I practice every day, and I do everything that I can to help my talent to flourish. So… it’s about time that I start telling myself that, and believing it. This is my daily affirmation ❤ and I’d love to hear what yours are. Post it to your blog, your twitter, wherever! Leave it in the comments below! Just say something positive about yourself. Affirmations can truly help change your perspective!

Until next time, keep reading and writing!

Author Amanda McCormick

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