Episode 206 #YouCanDoIt (even now)

Episode 206 #YouCanDoIt (even now)

Hey campers, KJ here. In this week’s episode, we talk to the brilliant Jessica Abel, a creativity coach extraordinaire, about how to get past whatever’s stopping you and develop a sustainable creative life. In so many ways, it’s a timely episode, and it WILL inspire you to get in there and get some work done.

But it may also inspire you to wonder what planet we are living on, as we lightly discuss such exotic activities as driving children to school and going to work. Sorry. That was Planet February, also known as the good old days. We were prerecording for some planned travel that—well, you know the drill. As we press go on this episode, life has changed for all of us—but in every other way, this call to creative action is completely timely. So take a break from the news and revel in it. It’s also a great time to check out our sponsor, Author Accelerator, where you’ll find a free seven-day writing challenge that can help you narrow in on the project you want to write—and let me just say I love that thing. I do it over and over again whenever I lose focus or start a new project. You’ll find it at www.authoraccelerator.com/amwriting.

Here’s something else that might help: Jessica Abel’s What’s Stopping You Worksheet. And be sure to follow her in all the places: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

She has more resources on her website as well.

No transcript this week. It’s all just too much. But here’s what we’ve been reading:


#AmReading (Watching, Listening)

Jessica: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, James Clear

The Stone Sky, the last book in NK Jemisin’s Broken Earth series

Jess: As Needed for Pain: A Memoir of Addiction, Dan Peres

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, Matthew Walker & Steve West

KJ: What Happens in Scotland, Jennifer McQuiston

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If you enjoyed this episode, we suggest you check out Marginally, a podcast about writing, work and friendship.

Entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity and creativity for writers and journalists in all genres, with hosts Jessica Lahey, KJ Dell'Antonia and Sarina Bowen.