Things You Can (and Can’t) Control As a Writer

Meg Dowell Writes

It’s no secret, among those that know me well, that I’m a control freak.

Over the years, I’ve learned to suppress my urge to maintain control of everyone and everything in my life (which is why I still have friends who love me … I think). But my natural impulse to be in control often does not make writing easy.

I get frustrated when my work doesn’t take off the way I think it will.

I get annoyed when I have hard deadlines for projects, and others stand in my way of meeting those time constraints.

The fact that I send pieces of writing into the world every day, never knowing exactly what’s going to happen to them, gives me anxiety.

But do you know what? It’s OK. In learning not to try seizing control of every little thing, I’ve also learned to take a more … “relaxed” approach to…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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