The Write Mindset (video presentation)

Do you ever feel like you are making progress, running at a steady pace and yet the finish line keeps moving further away? As I continue down the path of my novel-writing race, the last few days have felt that way, but I am moving forward, and I know my final revision is just a few keystrokes and positive thoughts away. The same is true for you. Whatever your finish line looks like, you will get there – one step at a time. Enjoy the scenery along the way! In my video presentation, “The Write Mindset,” I discuss my editor’s feedback, challenges of the revision process, and steps I am taking to overcome those challenges. Thank you for watching! Be well. πŸ’— Michele

Featured Photo: by Kichigin

Β© 2022 Michele Lee Sefton

89 thoughts on “The Write Mindset (video presentation)

  1. Thank you, Michele, for sharing this inspiring post. Yes, I think the majority of us may have felt the way you’ve described. With regard to writing, if I found myself challenged, I find it best to reaffirm the end result that I desire and let the words come–perhaps after a meditation or a day away from writing.
    I’ll be looking forward to your next post!

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    1. You are welcome, R. Arthur. Thank you for affirming and for elaborating on my message. Focusing on the end result is motivating and helpful, while remembering to enjoy the process along the way. Wonderful! Thank you.

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      1. You’re welcome, Michele. Please call me Art, if you wish.
        A book that you might enjoy is entitled “The Power of Awareness” by Neville Goddard. He was a mystic that taught the law of attraction at great depth.

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  2. I’ve said it before and think that I was mildly reprimanded at the time. Nevertheless, that’s a chance I’m willing to take as I say once again, “you rock, Michele!” ✍🏼🌞🌹

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    1. haha I believe you were “reprimanded” for being too gushy, not for telling me I rock. 🎸 Rock, paper, scissors… It is all gushing water under that bridge, Phil. 🌊 I do appreciate your ongoing support. 😊 Thank you. πŸ™πŸ»

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  3. Poetpas

    Good advice! Good luck on your writing journey. Looking at that huge stack of paper you need to do a lot of editing. Or are you writing an encyclopaedia? 🀣

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes I even try to follow my advice. πŸ˜‚ Keen observation, that is my novel in hard copy format. πŸ˜… Why yes, yes I am – an encyclopedia with long poetic passages, just for fun! 😁

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      1. https://tamarakulish.com/

        Love this! Books like making art, both take on a mind and a spirit of their own along the journey! They tell us when they’re done! 😊 I get impatient when I feel I’m nearing the end, but then the writing tells me what’s missing… sometimes after letting it rest for a bit!

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    1. I am grateful for your enthusiastic comment, Cindy. Wonderful energy, Queen of Positive Mindset. πŸ’– It really is key to overcoming fear, moving forward, believing in ourselves, and a long list of other achievement steps. Thank you! πŸ’

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      1. It is my pleasure Michele and you’re most welcome!!! You are the sweetest. Fear can be our biggest challenge for sure. In my case It’s truly prioritising and finding a few more hours in my day to get to my book. I’m so impressed you have managed to pop so many out!!!! So impressive!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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      2. You are too kind! Thank you. You pack a lot into your days – that is impressive! My first three are poetry collections featuring Artist Sammi Lee. This is my first full-length novel. No illustrations, but lots of words. πŸ€―πŸ˜†

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  4. So inspiring post πŸŒ·πŸ™So lovely to see you in this video , but I can’t open the link
    this time , tomorrow I’ll try , I love to hear your voice the sweet child sound πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»β™₯️
    Your article lines strength of mind and giving hope πŸŒ·πŸ™Thank you for sharing πŸ‘πŸ––

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      1. Your audio presentation came , you standing only I can see πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Š
        The video not moving , My WiFi weak or something, so tomorrow
        again I will check.. thank you and most welcome dear πŸŒ·πŸ™β™₯️🌷

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  5. Michele, I am so proud of you my friend. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ₯°πŸ‘πŸΌ Everything you mentioned is true about having to go back through your manuscript and finetuning your challenges in the editorial process. When we go through this process, it feels like you’re starting all over again. While it can be frustrating, it is certainly a wonderful learning process as you navigate through the recommendations you’ve been given. You’ll get there. While it may be off from your targeted publication and launch date, this is going to be well worth the extra effort! πŸ₯‚πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸΌ

    Thanks for encouraging us and keep your head up girlfriend. I think you are doing extremely well. Now, you stay encouraged too! Hugs and smooches!!! πŸ€—πŸ’‹πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜˜πŸ’žπŸ€©πŸŒΊπŸ˜Ž

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    1. Your encouragement and understanding of the book writing process is music for my writing soul. Thank you. πŸ™πŸ»No publication or launch date, yet – I am focused on writing a polished manuscript then I will tackle that beast. Your comment reminded me of when I used to make costumes for my daughter’s dance class… one little girl kept growing in between my fittings. Every time I saw her, it was like starting over with her little costume. She was enjoying too many holiday cookies and I was losing my mind! πŸ˜‚ Not exactly the same, but you understand the analogy. πŸͺ‘πŸ–ŠοΈ Your words are inspiring, not only for me, but for other writers, too. I am grateful for you! Hugs and smooches, Kymbelina. πŸ§šπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€—πŸ’‹

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      1. Oh my gosh, not the growing kid! LMBO πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ€£ I think that was the perfect analogy girlfriend. Plus, I’m going through the same thing. In my mind I had a launch date and I won’t say how long ago that was. πŸ˜œπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€ͺ But I wasn’t satisfied and so I am still going through the process as you are. I gave myself breaks in between the writing – reading – adding – deleting and then starting all over again, and I was getting exhausted. But in a weird sort of way that only a writer can relate to, it remains a liberating and great learning experience. Stay encouraged my dancing queen. πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸ½

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      2. haha She was a cute little girl. I would never consider putting a child on a diet, but it did cross my mind. πŸ€” Am I just learning of your book project?!? You may have mentioned it at some point a while back. Thank you so much for sharing! Exhaustion in weird writer sort of way, yes! Not relatable or understandable for those who are not. πŸ˜•πŸ˜† I am committed. I might need to be after this. πŸ˜‚ You too! We can do this book thing! And we can dance! βœ¨πŸ’ƒπŸ½ πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌβœ¨

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  6. The faster we try to get there, slower it seems. The slower we go, with intention and direction, the fastest we get there. I have concluded this :)) Wishing you the most of ease and joy to your finishline!! The result is going to be brilliant I am sure.

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  7. I’m so impressed at all you’re doing. Noveling, poeming, reading, commenting, editing, and videoing. Your days must be so enjoyable.
    Thanks for sharing these spoken words with me today. I need to hear more like this. Xoxo. I bless you.

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    1. Thank you so much for writing that you “need to hear more like this.” I feel on purpose when I read comments like that. I too appreciate moments of motivation from others, in the many ways it might show up: poetry, articles, clips, etc. Overall, your comment is inspiring for me. Sending you gratitude for your words and energy. Hugs!

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  8. Bravo Michele! There are a lot of people who say they could write a novel. But very few have done it. It is a tremendous amount of work, dedication, focus and determination. So carry on and feel free to keep us posted on how it’s going. πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

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  9. You are doing so well to be so close to your final revision! 🀩 I have 360 pages of Wounds I Healed to work with now – and the finish line seems a long way off, but also achievable! πŸ€—πŸ€©β­οΈ

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    1. “A few keystrokes” is my (self) pep talk. πŸ˜† I still have a lot of work to do, but the finish line is closer than it has been. πŸ˜… A 360-page anthology. That is so exciting, Ingrid! The contributors are very excited and appreciative of your hard work. I hope it is highly rewarding for you, in many ways. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ“šπŸ€©

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  10. I like what you say about the importance of rewarding ourselves. I do that myself whenever motivation seems to be waning. Great advice! And congratulations againβ€”a novel is a tremendous accomplishment! 😊

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    1. Lack of time is a huge hurdle for most. You have certainly written enough gorgeous content to fill a few books, based on your blog posts. I must agree about final edits. This part of the process is so tedious and uninspiring, but I am pushing through, making progress. Thank you, John. πŸ™πŸ»

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  11. Some excellent pointers you’ve highlighted here! Thanks so much for laying it out so clearly & emphasising those key areas that are more challenging than others. πŸ˜€ Well worth keeping in mind for whatever stage of writing you’re at!

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    1. Thank you so much, Tom. I was just sharing without a script, so I really appreciate you writing that my presentation was clear. πŸ™πŸ»I am glad you found my message helpful. I will keep writing and sharing. 😊

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  12. Thank you for sharing part of your process, Michele. Keep going–I believe in you. If this feels right to you, visualize the “end” result that you desire. Yes, this is more of a metaphysical process, but it holds great value. When we pay attention to “circumstances,” doing so can weigh us down. You are SO capable of achieving your goal.

    A small book that I highly recommend about achieving, in a different way, is “The Power of Awareness,” by Neville Goddard.

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    1. I really appreciate your comment. Thank you, Art. πŸ™πŸ» Visualizing the end is most helpful right now. ✨ The end (haha) is closer than it has ever been, but with more work to do is so important to keep the bigger picture in mind. Such as, who this book might reach. How it might impact them. etc. Thanks for the suggestion and your thoughtful visit.

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  13. I can’t wait to read your upcoming novels, dear Michele! πŸ˜ƒπŸŒ· you bloom like a sunflower in your presentation! As I am running with the clock to get my research papers down these daysπŸ₯²πŸ€ͺ, your post is a heaven sent to bring a moment of rest and support. Thank you for this thoughtful sharing 🌷πŸ₯³πŸ₯‚

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    1. Thank you very much, Annabel! I would be honored for you to read my novel when it is in published format. πŸ™πŸ» What a beautiful comment. 🌻 I am a late bloomer. πŸ˜‚ I remember those days! Stress!! You will get them done and they will be polished, no doubt. I am delighted to read that you found support in my words. πŸ₯° Happy to help in any way I can. 😊 Thank you for being here and best wishes as you complete your research papers. πŸŒ·πŸ€— πŸ’—

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      1. You write most beautifully, dear Michele! 🌷you are not a late bloomer for you have bloomed all your life, maybe in different areas before, yet now you’re blooming in the literature field!πŸ₯³πŸŒΈπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦°πŸŒ»

        Loved the encouragement and best wishes to your upcoming novel! No doubt it will rock and shine !πŸ₯‚πŸ₯³πŸŒ·

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  14. joyoflemons

    This is so inspiring. I posted for the first time 2 days ago and it felt like I had just conquered a battle. It took a few years to get that far. Now to learn the new language of building a website. Thanks again for sharing

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    1. I am so glad. Thank you for visiting and mentioning! I understand the hesitation. Best wishes to you on your new blog and writing journey!

      You might appreciate my presentation on overcoming the fear to share my first blog post: https://myinspiredlife.org/2022/05/04/feel-the-fear-keep-writing-video-presentation/
      And based on your site title, you might also appreciate this one:
      https://myinspiredlife.org/2022/01/15/feeling-the-squeeze/
      Enjoy! πŸ‹

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