|Believe - Maria A Smith|
You've all heard the expression, 'Feel the fear and do it anyway' how true it seems to be...
What are you waiting for? You want to write that book, or finish that project don't you? You started a process when you first got the idea, put pen to paper, or tapped those keys with the first few sentences.
You started. You stalled. Then you stopped.
You might be waiting for the right moment to get going again, but that moment might never come, or worse perhaps its gone, and you feel you've missed it altogether. But have you? All is not lost. Why not pause for a moment, listen to your heart, your intuition, do you still feel something for your forgotten project? That WIP (work in progress) that once set your mind whirring with excitement.
As you read my words, I hope its made you start thinking about those forgotten projects, put away to one side. Hand written in an old notebook, hidden in a file on your computer, or maybe languishing in a drawer in the spare room. Wherever, and whatever it is, consider taking action, believe in yourself, you can begin again.
Try something new to get going - why not challenge yourself for thirty days? Your time will become much more memorable, as you progress each day. And I'm not suggesting you start any big crazy idea, like Blogging from A to Z, or NaNoWriMo, (I'm smiling, seeing as this post is part of one, and the other I've done twice!) making just one small change today, will have a positive effect on tomorrow. If you really want something badly enough, you will do it. You can do it.
That writing project, it might seem big and too awesome to tackle right now, but what if you broke it down into chunks, make an agreement with yourself that you'll spend 10 minutes a day reading over it, or typing it up, or editing a chapter, just 10 minutes. It'll give you belief in yourself, you'll feel free, confident and in control. After thirty days you'll have re-read your WIP, edited several chapters, wrote new ones, finished a short story maybe, or submitted your work. Break through those barriers that are stopping you starting, and face the fear, get going again now.
Stop looking at your limitations, lack of time, and worrying you're not good enough. The time you spend worrying, you could be writing! Get out of that rut and just do it! And don't forget to let me know how it goes?