I Need Coffee: Schedule Your Writing Life



Do you remember that song “Respect Yourself” by The Staple Singers? No?

Good gracious go listen to it right now. That song is like the writer’s anthem. Here’s a link to it on Youtube. Starting at 2:21, your life will be changed forever.

Writers have a hard time respecting themselves. We give away our work for free. We fumble when people ask us what we do, worrying if it’s okay to call ourselves “writers.” (Answer: Yes, it is.) We’re basically the most neurotic group of people this side of a Woody Allen character.


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