Why Your Writing Hopes Aren’t Nearly Expansive Enough
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.
And so your hopes are good hopes.
Don’t let go of them.
Those are the first two steps.
- Have ridiculously, wildly high hopes.
- 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:
- Drink water
- Eat food that nourishes a dreamer-doer
- Sleep abundantly
- Have a spiritual practice
- Practice it
- Write in your journal
- 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?