The Importance of Having the Proper Mindset in Becoming a Successful Author

Racquel Henry, writer and editor, shares the importance of mindset when it comes to finishing a manuscript and publishing your book. In fact, she stresses that mindset is the most important part of the writing process besides practicing your craft. This is a mindset of positivity. “Wanting to achieve a writing goal starts with a belief that you actually can,” says Henry. In the clip below, Henry describes two ways that can put a writer in a helpful mindset. The first way is to craft a helpful environment for yourself. This includes modifying not only physical space but also the people who make up your environment. The second way that you can put yourself into a positive mindset is to know how to manage your goals. Henry shares her insight on goal setting and reviewing. Learn how to make the most of your writing career by adjusting the way you approach the rest of your life.  

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  • You have packed a whole lot of encouragement and direction into 2:07 and I am drinking in all that I can not only from you but all the teachers through the ALC.

    I have been signed in for the first time less than an hour and I can sense an excitement knowing that what I learn from the teachers at the ALC is going to help catapult me into being a successful writer. The gift of words is bursting within me, in that aspect I experience no lack but I have felt lost in how to pull together my book series idea.

    One morning I was talking to the Lord about not knowing what to do but I decided to sit down and look over all that I had and press on with it in spite of not knowing what to do and the phone rang. Normally I ignore unknown numbers because of telemarketers but instinct compelled me to answer and it was Archway publishing returning my call and the young lady helped me sign up for ALC.

    To me this was no coincidence and I am really excited to see what is going to unfold before me : )

  • Hi,I found this helpful. I use the tasks list in the ALC for setting goals and I break goals down into smaller goals so I nearly always achieve a goal. I have a countdown to publishing date which i have set which i think I can achieve the book first draft by. I have 1/4 of the book written with rough placeholder diagrams.