The Writing Life with Michelle Kampmeier

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Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Michelle Kampmeier. Writing under the pen name Mickey Reed, she’s the author of positivity, kindness, and productivity journals and workbooks. She's also a fiction writer (Eliza Boyd), avid reader, editor, wife, pet mom, stepmom, blogger, vegan, positivity warrior, and addict of dessert.

When she's not reading, writing, or spreading a positive message, she's likely doing yoga, snuggling her dogs, posting photos on Instagram, or binge-watching something on Netflix with her husband. 

What’s Inside

I hope that you’ll listen in on my conversation with Michelle to learn more about:

  • What it takes to respond to the question, “What do you do?” with “I am a writer.” And own it.

  • How she manages her day in a way that allows her to publish so many books!

  • What it takes to overcome your “shadow artist” and step into the truth of what you are here to create.

  • How Michelle made the transition from full-time employee, to full-time writer.

  • Why she publishes under multiple pen names including Mickey Reed and Eliza Boyd.

  • How different it can be to promote your work when it’s a true reflection of who you are, like writing books.

  • What it’s like when you are afraid of both success and failure at the same time.

When I started writing the these books, I thought positivity was the internal work and kindness was what we show externally. However, I quickly realized that kindness, too, is an internal job. We have to give it to ourselves before we can offer it to others.
— Michelle Kampmeier, Writer

Show Notes

Want to learn more about the resources we chatted about in this interview? Here’s a list to make it simple for you:

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