Maybe you’re late with the mortgage payment because your paycheck “got lost in the mail.”
Or maybe your mother fell down the stairs and broke a few bones.
Or maybe your father died.
Or maybe you found your husband in bed with another man, he committed suicide in front of you, and the process of you slowly going mad has been suddenly exacerbated by your abusive brother-in-law.
Whatever it is: Something has gone terribly wrong in your life.
You’re going through a personal crisis. And yet, you’re still expected to write — to work.
I know. It doesn’t feel possible. But I’ll try to help you get through this as best I can… By sharing with you the seven steps that I take when my life crumbles to ruins.
1. Take a Break.
Something horrible just happened! Go easy on yourself.
Depending on what’s happened, your break may last an hour…a day…even a week. Take the time you need to recuperate.
Your break doesn’t have to last forever. Just long enough for you to feel a little bit better — a little more yourself. See more ›