It’s basically inevitable: The day will roll around where you as author will get stuck in your writing.
Maybe your main character doesn’t want to follow your plot line. Maybe the villain decides to become a good person. Maybe your throw-away bar lady insists on getting involved.
Maybe you simply don’t know how to continue with the scene or how to jump into the next sentence, or wind up that particular chapter.
No matter how it happens, the feeling is always the same: ARGH!
I’ve been there many, many times in the last 18 years…
Now, there are ways to tap the precise situation that causes the stuckness. I’ll get to that. But before you get down to the nitty-gritty, it’s totally worth to try a more general approach before that.
Which means focusing on the feelings.
I’ll teach you how to do this in the video.
Now, there is no feeling that you’re “supposed” to feel. It’s all individual, and it’s all okay. If you have a green, icky blob in your stomach when you feel stuck – take it and run with it! Use that in your tapping. And play with the words. Make it fun, if you can. Curse like hell if you can’t. Be yourself.
EFT is wonderfully flexible. One reason why I love it so much.
Even so, if you feel insecure or have little experience with tapping, start with these phrases. Change what doesn’t fit you and experiment. All the best!
Even though it feels so horrible and ARGH to be stuck like that, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now choose to let go of all the frustration, panic and anger, and give my writer brain some slack to figure out the problem.
Even though I feel so terribly stuck and it’s making me all upset and angry and stressed, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now choose to release all those emotions, to take some time-out and let my writer brain figure this one out.
Even though I utterly hate feeling stuck like this, and it’s frustrating as hell, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now choose to relax, to release the emotions and give my writer brain permission to figure this stuff out.
When was the last time you got stuck?
What was the most intense emotion?
What happened while you were tapping?
And finally – are you using tapping with your writing?
Please share in a comment.
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