Episode 17: Five Steps to Overcoming Frustration

overcoming frustration

The process of writing a book can be filled with frustration. Learning to manage that frustration is key to writing, and finishing, your book. Frustration is normal but overcoming frustration is important, not only while writing a book, but in all areas of life.


We can become frustrated so often in our day to day lives and writing a book can cause even more frustrations. In today’s episode, I am sharing tips for overcoming frustration. I am covering what causes frustration, five steps for overcoming frustration, and how frustration can affect writing your book. 


Remember, frustration is a normal and common emotion. The key is to overcome this frustration so we don’t allow it to hold us back


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In this episode we cover:

  • What causes frustration and how it affects our writing
  • 5 steps to overcome frustration
  • The role expectations play in frustration
  • The importance of consistency in reducing frustrations

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Episode 9: Dealing with Bad Reviews

Episode 13: How to Develop New Talents

Episode 15: Feeling Supported When Family Doesn’t Support You


More about The Prologue: helping authors craft a stronger story

Welcome to The Prologue, with author coach, Arielle Hadfield.


You’ve got an idea for a story. Now it’s time to get it on paper. The writing world can be a strange and scary place, but you don’t have to face it alone.


In this podcast, Arielle guides authors through all the steps of writing a book. This includes how to take a simple idea and transform it into an entire story with complete characters and a compelling plot, editing strategies, and mindfulness skills to help break through writer’s block, handle rejection, and find courage to step outside your comfort zone to get your story out of your head and into stores.


Arielle Hadfield began as an author. Soon she was able to combine her writing and editing skills with her background in mental health and life coaching to become the first of its kind author coach!


Tune in every Tuesday to learn how to craft a stronger story. With examples from books, movies, and music, and a fun, encouraging, and kind environment, Arielle will help you reach your goals, no matter how far-fetched they feel today.

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