Coach Marla Beck

How to Prioritize Your Writing, Starting Today.

by Marla Beck

in brilliant productivity, brilliant writing career


“We don’t live in eternity,” says Marie Beynon Ray —

“Begin doing what you want to do now…

“We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.”

We don’t live in eternity.

If you feel the truth of this sentence down to your bones, this tells me you are my kind of writer, someone who’s watched a moment melt, who’s had a quake in life that shook you to the core and made you rise from rubble with fresh eyes and a strong heart. 

Your life may have quaked at the loss of health, the loss of a relationship or loved one, or the profound passage of turning 40, 50 or 60.

Your life may have quaked as you summitted a certain peak only to realize the mountain you’d climbed was one you were told to climb, not one you’d ever choose for yourself.
You’ve had the experience. You’ve had the insight.  And now you know for certain that you can never go back to that life you were living.
Without a doubt, you now know this:
  • Getting your book started can no longer wait.
  • Creating a steady writing practice can no longer wait.
  • Learning to hear your gut again can no longer wait.

So where to go from here?  

How to make your wriitng a central and lasting priority in your life?

On November 3rd, I’ll dive into this topic live in an all-new, free teleclass for writers.  (Sign up for “Fire in the Belly” to get the details delivered to your inbox tomorrow.)

In the meantime, I offer you two important questions to consider:

1.  Will you be happy forcing writing into the crevices of your busy life?  Writing will always feel secondary if you decide to shove it into your life.  A more enduring and satisfying shift is to remodel your life and work with clarity and writing as a new priority. I coach writers to make this shift all the time.  Trust me, you absolutely can do this.

2.  Will you continue to try and solve your “how to get unstuck with my writing” dilemma on your own, or are you finally ready to reach out for another perspective?  Stop trying to fix your problem with the same thinking that created it.  Talk to someone — a friend, a mentor, a coach — to help you discover your clarity and find creative solutions to your dilemmas.  Often in my coaching calls, a writer will be totally floored by the possibilities our conversation opens up.  There’s real magic in two people working together, and a trusted friend or coach can help you see your life with new eyes.

Facing the fact that we don’t live in eternity isn’t easy, I know.  But if you’re a writer who’s newly called to get clear and serious about your writing goals and career, congratulations.

Acknowledging the truth that you absolutely need to write is a perfect place to begin.

With love from your coach,


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