The Riverside Writers Club will be talking about Overcoming Procrastination in Writing in our July 10th meeting. Our speaker will be Alice Heiserman.
The meeting will start at 1pm. It is open to the public, and you can join via this link:
We put off what we fear. We fear writing for many reasons: it won’t be good enough, people will feel we’re a fraud, and on and on. Procrastination takes many forms, such as sharpening pencils, cleaning the bathroom, cooking, and fulfilling many tasks or jobs on our B and C lists that we could put off longer. It also can involve eating and throwing temper tantrums—including crying jags. Procrastination can also cause physical problems as we stress out over what we haven’t done and feel guilt over this. We can overcome procrastination through a series of steps that involve mindfulness and guts, which I’ll detail with some practical strategies that you can put into practice. Some of the strategies include improved self-talk, changing your environment, and planning your time with greater respect for yourself.
About the speaker
Alice Heiserman, president of WriteBooksRight, is the author of ten books with three others underway. She has edited about 300 other books—in various genres: novels, memoirs, how-to, textbooks, and others. Alice formerly worked for the American Correctional Association as the Manager of Publications and Research. Before this, she was a teacher of English in Grades 7 through college. Alice lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her partner, Larry Rubin, a civil rights hero, a cat, and a puppy.