Are You Self-Sabotaging Your Writing Goals?

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Lauren Sapala

Mar 23, 2023, 4:55:27 PMMar 23
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Hi Writers,

Many writers experience the most anxiety before they start a writing project.
It’s when they are thinking about beginning a writing project, or pushing themselves to actually sit down and do it, that they feel the most freaked out.

This strong, underlying anxiety about the writing process is rooted in perfectionism, and it causes writers to self-sabotage their writing goals before they even begin.

If you’re suffering from this problem, you feel:

Scared to start projects

Like you’re holding part of yourself back when writing

A resistance to success

A resistance to abundance

When we self-sabotage we experience a conflict between our conscious mind and our unconscious mind. We may consciously want to achieve our writing goals, but unconsciously we are terrified that people will judge us, or reject us, or success will come with expectations that we can’t possibly meet.

I talk more about this in the video below:

I’m teaching a new class this spring called Mastering Motivation for Intuitive Writers and we’re going to be diving deep into writing blocks like perfectionism and self-sabotage.

This will be an intense 4-week program that includes:

4 live classes

4 live Directed Writing Sessions

2 live Group Sharing sessions

Writers will be invited to step up and share their work, as well as make a personal pledge toward their writing goals.
Writers will also be asked to choose ONE project to work on for the duration of the class, and to keep a journal that tracks their progress.

This class is going to ask a lot of writers, and it’s only for those who are really serious about moving forward.

Registration opens March 25 and is only open until March 29. If you have any questions about it, or want more details on what this program involves, please just reply to this email.

I hope I see you there!

Much love,


Lauren Sapala

32650 State Route 20 Ste b102, Oak Harbor
Washington 98277 United States

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