Getting Started is the Hardest Part!Posted: July 7th, 2015 | Author: Cici Edward | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Getting Started is the Hardest Part!
â€œThe secret of getting ahead is getting started.â€â€“ Mark Twain
I’m in the middle of writing a short story, two actually but I had to take a break before finishing either one. Now, I need to finish them both but I’m finding it difficult to get back on the wagon. The wheels are rusty and I feel like I am out of writing shape. It must be like riding a bike, right? Open the MS and get going! It’s that easy, right? So I went hunting for inspiration. My friend, Savannah Reynard posted this timely quote from Jodi Thomas on facebook today: â€œIf I had to face the mountain of work needed to write a book, I would probably never start, much less finish. So, how have I managed to write 40 novels?
â€œI donâ€™t think of the whole book. I set daily or weekly goals. Five pages a day. A chapter a week. Cleaning up 50 pages in a weekend. When I start doing my â€˜I canâ€™t do this! I canâ€™t do this!â€™ dance, my husband always says, â€˜How do you eat an elephant?â€™ And, I calm down and say, â€˜One bite at a time.â€™ Then I go back to work not trying to write a book that day, but just taking one biteâ€”one chapterâ€”one page at a time.â€ â€” Jodi Thomas
â€œIf you have a dream, you can spend a lifetime studying, planning, and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started.â€ â€“Drew Houston
Dyanne Davis has a great post about the Fourth of July Celebration. Check it out and enjoy.
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