So often, when I tell people I’m a writer, they’ll look at me, sigh and tell me how they want to write . . . if only.
So I ask you, what’ are you waiting for? Is it time, money, fear? Well the year is young and I want to challenge you to put your if only aside and take a chance on your dream.
Here are some practical steps you can take to get started. You’re already partway there—you’re reading this blog!
- Join a writers group—it can be online, or one that meets nearby. Don’t know where to find one? Check with your local bookstores and libraries. Get a copy of The Christian Writers Market Guide, it lists groups in the resources section.
- Set some goals—TO WRITE. You can’t be a writer if you don’t sit down and write. The goals can be small, maybe a few hundred words a week. Or set a time goal, spend so many minutes a day writing.
- Make a schedule—I can hear the groaning now and I’m right with you. I HATE schedules—they seem almost anti-creative. But a schedule helped me publish 700+ articles one year. It doesn't have to be a minute-by-minute schedule, just one that lets you know when to work on what.
- Enlist a friend—preferably one who writes. But anyone will work. When I start a new endeavor I've found I keep my goals when I build in accountability.
|MoGo 7000 with Vonda Skelton|
If your goal is to write a book this year I have a special announcement for you.
My friend and writing partner, Vonda Skelton is launching her MoGo 7000 program again. You can win prizes and find support here. Just visit her website, www.vondaskelton.com and tell her I sent you!
Now it's your turn. What are you doing to help further your dream?
Don't forget to join the conversation!