I was writing post number 17 during the “Recharge Your Creative Batteries in 31 Days” challenge when I received yet another email from a reader. This time, the person not only thanked me for sharing the information, but then started pouring her heart out about how helpful it’s been for her and how much it’s made her realize she needs to start taking care of herself.
She was an overweight diabetic who desperately wanted to feel well again. Her writing and creativity suffered every single day because she just never felt well enough to sit down and write. She was constantly tired, feeling “fuzzy-minded” and couldn’t come up with the ideas she needed to put words on the page.
Her dream was to make a full-time living from her writing, so she could quit her soul-sucking day job and finally do something she loves. Her day-to-day life drained her so much that she couldn’t find the energy she needed to be creative when she got home from work. She’s had a novel bouncing around in her head for years now, but hasn’t written a word.
She told me she was looking for a better way. She couldn’t keep living her life like this anymore. She needed guidance to get on track and accountability to stay on track. Every day she didn’t do this, she was letting herself and her dreams down.
The 31-day Creative Recharge gave that to her. She now had the information she needed to start down that path to wellness.
But she didn’t have the accountability or one-on-one guidance she really needed to reach her goals. She didn’t have someone to be the voice of reason and to help her get where she wanted to go.
While her email was a lot more in-depth than ones I’ve received in the past, she hit a sentiment most emails I’ve gotten have shared.
Within the work I do, it’s been conveyed to me over and over again (by readers loyal and new) that InkyBites is the only resource available to them where they can not only learn about making a living from their writing, but where they can also discover how to take care of themselves in a way that allows them to be creative badasses.
InkyBites not only provides guidance on writing and food, but also on how to find what works best for you in all regards—life, health, mindset, etc. Because at the end of the day, you can’t do what works for someone else. You have to do what works for you.
When I launched InkyBites, I wanted to bring writers the health, wellness and creativity information no one else was bringing them. I wanted to prove that when you nourish the core source of your creativity—yourself—you will become an unstoppable creative being.
The problem is, while it’s easy to read about this information and it’s easy to tell yourself you’re going to make changes in your life, actually doing so is not very easy. And it’s even harder when you’re going at it alone (as so many of us are).
As writers we thrive in solitude. Or at least our writing does.
But as humans, we crave interaction and support. We crave companionship as we take our journey from where we are to where we want to be. And we also crave accountability, because let’s face it, it’s hard to hold yourself accountable, especially when you’ve got a million other things going on.
But we need that accountability, that guidance, to set ourselves up for success. When we have that we begin to see changes in ourselves, in our lives, in our writing … changes we dreamed of but never thought possible.
There are some writers who are totally fine doing things on their own. There are some that can write with confidence and make changes with confidence, and it’s incredibly amazing when they can.
But then there are some writers who are hungry for guidance as they take their journey. There are some that crave community and being around people who are going through the same things they are.
There are some writers who need tough-love, but also want loving support at the same time. There are some who want to be supported and challenged by a circle of people who will only help lift them higher.
I think you might be one of those people.
And I also think it’s about damn time something like this existed!
Introducing … Badass Writers Bootcamp
I am in the throes of creating an exclusive community where dedicated writers looking to make permanent changes can come together and support each other as they shift their food and lifestyle habits to finally become the writers they always dreamed of being. A tough, but loving place.
The first of its kind.
This place will be somewhere you can get the guidance and support you need to make the changes you want to make, a place that’s private and remote. A place where no one will judge you or make you feel like you’re no good because of where you are currently. A place where everyone has the same goal: to become the most badass creative person they can possibly be.
And in addition to being able to speak one-on-one with me about health, wellness, writing and creativity, you’ll also chat with other writers who are currently walking the path to a better tomorrow for themselves.
We’ll hold each other accountable. We’ll inspire health awakenings. We’ll support each other in becoming the writers we want to be.
We’ll discover what works best for us—with food, lifestyle habits and creativity.
And we’ll do it all with loving support and guidance.
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So, what do you think? Is this something you want to be a part of? Is this something you need? Please share in the comments below.
And if you want to stay updated on Badass Writers Bootcamp as it unfolds, and get early access to one of the beta launch spots, sign up for the interest list here.