Stop Wishing & Start Working:a love-filled guide for writers, artists and other dreamers.

It’s here! I’m so excited to share this here ebook baby with you. It’s something that’s been bubbling away for months, and is now ready to flit its way into hearts, minds and iPads everywhere! (And PS, it’s totally free!)

Stop Wishing & Start Working
This ebook is about overcoming Resistance. It’s about doing the work and making it happen. It’s about getting from Big Idea to Actually Done. But not in a way that you’ve seen before…

Like a lot of creative types, I struggle to get my creative work out of my head and into the world. When I worked at my corporate job, that was fine. A convenient excuse, in fact. Vague assertions that I was partway through writing a book or trying to be a writer were never backed up by any actual action. I was ‘too busy’. During the week, there was ‘real work’ to be done and on weekends… Well, there was red wine to drink.

I clung onto my creative dreams, and belief that I was a writer – that’s what got me through my desk-job dreariness – but very little creative work actually got done.

Except in those glorious-but-fleeting moments when inspiration smacked me in the face with its giant glowstick.

Then I could write. Then the words simply flew out of me. In those wild-and-precious moments, I had a sneaky suspicion that I wasn’t a half-bad writer, and if I could actually get my ass in my chair more often, I could really make a go of it.

But of course, another six months of desk-job complacency drifted by without much change. It wasn’t until I made some Big Decisions – leaving my job, wandering the world, starting my own business – that things started to shift.

All of a sudden, there were no excuses.

I had to write. If I didn’t write, I wouldn’t get paid. I simply had to get it done.

Even with this magnificent motivation, Resistance was still an ever-present friend. It nestled in my neck-nook, telling me all the things that would be so much more fun to do than writing (from watching Law & Order reruns to cleaning out my undies drawer, and everything in between).

But slowly, I learned. Slowly, I figured it out. Slowly, I got my shiz together and got my writing done.

I don’t know about you, but drill-sergeant-style admonitions just don’t work for me. I need more than that. I’ve never been one for whipping myself into obedient action with harsh discipline and self-imposed punishment. (And when I have succeeded in doing so, it’s never lasted for long.)

I need a whole lot more lovin’ than that. I need the soul-sister-medicine-woman-Mama-Nature approach. With a side-serve of tough love, of the pretty-sparkly kind.

And I also need practical strategies.

Basically, I need to understand what’s going on inside my head, then use a carefully-crafted combination of self-love-but-no-B.S.

That’s what finally worked for me. And that’s what I share in this guide.

There’s a lot of love, a lot of myth-busting, a lot of down-and-dirty truths. And there’s real strategies to help you get it all done.

It’s for creative peeps of all sorts, whether you’re a writer, a baker or an organic candlestick-maker. Especially if you’ve got big dreams, a full heart and something to say. In fact, if you’re struggling to get anything done at all, this book is for you. This book can help.

And it’s totally free. My gift to you for being an amazing part of this online community. Sign up in the sidebar, and it will be winging its way towards you in seconds. For anyone who’s already signed up, it should already have landed in your inbox, so go and sink your teeth in.

Thank you so much for being a part of Sparrow & Sea. The amazing women that I meet through this here lil’ blog blow my mind and fill me up with heart-thumping gratitude. I couldn’t do it without you.

Sending cupcake-scented love from here to there,






PS – If you enjoy the ebook, please drop me a line and let me know! I would love to connect, hear your story and find out what’s helped you stop wishing and start working! You’ll find me at jess (at) sparrowandsea (dot) com… All my love!

5 Responses to “Stop Wishing & Start Working:a love-filled guide for writers, artists and other dreamers.”

  1. Sarah

    SO proud of you babe!!! So much great stuff in there. Really beautiful, inside & out (like you, lady!)

  2. Ruth

    Thank you so much for this beautiful ebook!

    I have just sat down and read it from start to end, and it is totally what I needed to hear right now!

    I love the way you have set it out, and could recognise each and every situation. You have included so many fabulous tips and advice to just get going, that I have made notes of them all and will be putting them into practice starting from…now! 😉

    Here is to a productive future!

    Thank you again,
    with love Ruth x

    • Jess

      Thank you so much Rose. That is amazing to hear. So glad that you’ve found it useful and inspiring. Sending massive hugs! xo

  3. Mervi

    Just signed up and waiting to get the ebook. Sounds marvelous!

    What you tell here is very familiar to me, I’m definitely the dreaming type. Sometimes I wonder how I get anything ever done. 😉