I love mountain hikes, but all that natural beauty comes with a good dose of natural danger. That’s why it’s important to carry a map, even on what you expect to be a tame hike.

Writing’s that way, too–both beautiful and risky. On the writing journey, we’ll face obstacles of rejection, struggle, and disappointment. Thankfully, there’s a kind of map that can help us along the way!

Click on over to Seriously Write, where I’m guest posting today about mountain hikes, the writing journey, and 6 easy steps to creating your own encouragement map!

The writing life is both beautiful and risky. Don’t travel without an encouragement map! Via @novelwritergirl