Getting Started is the Hardest Part!


“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”– Mark Twain

Getting Started

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: “If 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?

“I don’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 ‘I can’t do this! I can’t do this!’ dance, my husband always says, ‘How do you eat an elephant?’ And, I calm down and say, ‘One bite at a time.’ Then I go back to work not trying to write a book that day, but just taking one bite—one chapter—one page at a time.” — Jodi Thomas



“If you have a dream, you can spend a lifetime studying, planning, and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started.” –Drew Houston


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