How do you feel about writing, extroverts? What about publishing, introverts? - kylieansett.com

How do you feel about writing, extroverts? What about publishing, introverts?

When we write it is such a loner exercise.
Not ​lonely​ – but all those quiet hours.
The silence… the lack of feedback or response or conversation.​

It’s the perfect environment for an introvert – I often wonder how extroverts manage… 

But then it all changes…

We publish

Oh boy…

It’s like we suddenly jump out from the bushes yelling:.

“Ta-da! I’m here – look at me-ee!”

Well, finally the extroverts are in familiar territory…

But the introverts are dying….

Because not it’s only here I am… but while you’re at it… take a good long look inside my soul!

Yikes!

All those private musings are now made public..

It’s a dichotomy… and it is one of the reasons why we don’t take the next step to making the dream of a book a reality…

Why we never write that book that we are longing to..

  • The extroverts are drained by the lack of external interaction and get caught up in the long hours of solo writing…
  • The introverts are exhausted by the thought of putting themselves out there and stop at the publishing point…

How can we reconcile this?

Try these exercises:

Extroverts…. how can you embrace your inner introvert (yes – you have one!)

Journal prompts for extroverts:

  • How will it feel when the world reads my message?
  • What possibilities open for me when my book is published?
  • In what ways does being alone support and enhance my creative process?

Affirmations for extroverts:​

  • ​Sacred solitude is the path to success
  • I am grateful for the space for my creativity blossoms
  • I choose to thrive when I am alone

Introverts…. how can you embrace your ​inner extrovert?

Journal prompts for introverts:

  • How will it feel when I help someone with my message?
  • What possibilities open up for me when my book is published?
  • how can I remain centred in the presence of others?

Affirmations for introverts:

  • ​​Other people’s energy empowers me
  • I choose to thrive in the presence of others
  • I am available to accept success from the whole world

Time to take that next step?

You CAN do it!

Not only that – you must!!
We are waiting for your message!

Get the Journaling Prompts Cheat Sheet here

 

Write like nobody’s watching
Kylie ‘extroverted introvert’ Ansett

P.S. If YOU want to write like nobody’s watching and need some no-nonsense mentoring – let’s take a turn around the dance floor – I promise I won’t bite