“Damn the torpedoes! Full steam ahead.”
The quote above is attributed to David Glasgow Farragut, a Union Admiral during the Civil War. The year was 1864. The event was the Battle of Mobile Bay. The torpedoes were actually mines, hidden in the harbor.
Despite the credible threat of danger, Admiral Farragut forged ahead, capturing the last Confederate port on the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Morgan. All but one of his 18-ship fleet made it through.
So, what does this have to do with building a successful freelance copywriting business?
We all have our own “Fort Morgan.” That last stronghold we must conquer before reaching our goal as freelance copywriters.
For some, like me, the goal may be leaving a full-time job to enjoy life as a full-time writer. For others, it may be to supplement an existing income and enjoy the greater freedom that additional money brings.
Whatever your personal “Fort Morgan” is, the harbor ahead seems littered with hidden mines, waiting to torpedo your efforts.
FUD — fear, uncertainty, and doubt — bob around in your path to success.
It manifests itself in numerous ways, with writer’s block the most common.
You sit in front of the computer monitor, staring at a blank document, frozen.
It happens… to all of us.
And yes, it happens to me.
In fact, it’s been a recurring nightmare of late. But, beating FUD really is possible. Banishing, or at least abating, writer’s block can be done.
So, in this article, I’ll explain why it happens to me and possibly to you.
But, more importantly, I’ll reveal techniques you can use to fight writer’s block.
To move forward and conquer your “Fort Morgan.”