Why Your Writing Hopes Aren’t Nearly Expansive Enough

Click here to read Part I and click here to read Part II of The Art of Hope series.

If you’ve been alive for a while, you’ve probably learned that those youthful high hopes are completely unrealistic. Who are you to dream of being a great athlete, of marrying the belle or beau of the ball, of achieving Tesla level greatness?

And if you’ve been writing for a while you’ve either heard or found out first hand that your hopes about writing are ridiculously outsized.

Who are you to dream of writing a great book?
Of getting a good publication?
Having the kind of impact on your readers that books have had on you?

You are a writer.
That’s who.

And so your hopes are good hopes.

Don’t let go of them.

Those are the first two steps.

  1. Have ridiculously, wildly high hopes.
  2. Don’t let go of them.

Now comes the hard part.

Get a routine of small, regular steps that you follow every day.

Here are some:

  1. Exercise
  2. Drink water
  3. Eat food that nourishes a dreamer-doer
  4. Sleep abundantly
  5. Have a spiritual practice
  6. Practice it
  7. Write in your journal
  8. Write every day

You can write a half a page. Or a whole page. Or, if you want to go hog wild, two pages.

I am going to tell you an amazing thing: if you write just a smidge over HALF a page a day, you will have a draft in a year.

Does that sound like a dream?

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