Writing is a rollercoaster affair of highs and lows.
Quite often, the deep insecurities threaten to overpower us and we struggle with many challenges such as: staying focused, the ever-changing market/industry, negative book reviews, the sense of isolation, building an online writer’s platform, writer’s block, rejection after rejection, to name a few. But insecurity is part of the human experience. During these moments of doubt and fear, you need a lifeline... a manifesto will give you direction and boost your spirits. It should be displayed in a prominent spot, where you can see it everyday!
What is a manifesto?
Wiki How states: “a manifesto is a statement of your intentions, which can consist of only a few words or many pages of text. Its scope may be limited to a particular role or period of your life, or include your goals and aspirations for your entire life. Many people find it useful to compose a manifesto, believing that such a document will help guide them in making decisions and keep them focused on their goals.”
Here is an example of a writer’s manifesto, taken from K.M. Weiland’s blog, Helping Writer’s Become Authors.
Have you written a manifesto? Where is it displayed?