How to get unstuck while writing a novel?

For the past 8 years, I’ve been trying to finish my novel. It would be reasonable to spend that much time working if I were writing my first novel, but the fact is that I can’t finish the second one. If it was the first, it could simply be justified with me not knowing how to write a novel. But I ‌know ‌I know how to write it. I have the evidence. It’s right there,

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Live your dreams

Each morning, I get to ask the same question – What do I want to do today? Having the infinite options is way more paralyzing than having just one. Even having five or six options can put you in an endless loop of choosing what seems to be the wrong thing. One day, I want to write fiction, but then when I sit down to read what I’ve written previously, it seems so lame and

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How a trip to an ancient city helped me stop complaining

When I look at some of the older videos on this channel, I can notice that I was complaining a lot. I didn’t like my job; I didn’t like pandemic measures; I didn’t like China; I didn’t like the weather, the traffic, the noise, my income, my gear, my YT videos, my writing… I liked nothing at all, and I used my camera to complain about it all. But, that wasn’t the end. I used

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Who is to blame

When we agree to do something, and I give you a hand, and you fail to keep promise, not because you didn’t have the resources, or the man power, but you simply failed to due to your recklessness, irresponsibility and procrastination, things which are closely related, when that happens, who is to blame? It’s easy to put the blame on someone else, but if we did everything we could and the other side still fails

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Sleep

is the most important activity in a day. Imagine how stupid nature would be if it had made us spend the third of our lives doing something completely unnecessary or even moderately important. Two main goals for living beings are to reproduce and survive and sleep is one of these things that helps us survive. Yes, we are vulnerable during sleep and predators can’t kill us without any problems, but that’s why we evolved to

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You are enough

When I was a kid, and when I attempted to do anything, my parents would compare me to someone who was a master in that field. They had the best intentions when they compared my painting attempt with Picasso, or my writing attempt with Dostoyevsky, but we all know that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. When you say to your child that she is a little Mozart, the first time she

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The Usual Trouble of a Writer

Working on long-term projects, such as writing a novel, means that the writer will not receive any feedback for a long time. For months, and sometimes years, the writer sits in front of her computer filling in the blank pages and has no idea if what she is doing any good and if it is worth the effort at all. The writer enters the project with a blind hope like entering a maze and hopes

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Vacuum cleaner

Certainly in your life there are people put you down; as if they were sucking up all your energy. If you meet these people for lunch or coffee, usually after that meeting you start to reconsider all your life decisions, including something trivial like – did I really need to see the latest Spiderman; what if it really is a trash and if it’s not worth watching? You run into these banal dilemmas because whatever

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Different Paths

Although two different people may have the same goals, they are very likely to be on different paths or different parts of the same path. Let’s say two people want to lose 20 pounds, one will increase physical activity, the other will change diet, the third will apply both strategies, but the diet and exercise will be completely different from the exercise and diet of the first two people. The case is same when someone

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Time

Time is the cheapest thing you’ve got. I once heard and did not say anyting, although I totaly disagree. Time is the most precious thing you’ve got, if you ask me. You can’t buy time; you’ve only got what you’ve got and what you do with it matters.

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