Pipedream (adj): Origin: Pit of doom, defined as dream that will always live in the sewers and never see the light of day.
Well, I don’t agree – a book doesn’t have to be nor should it be just some goal or dream that never gets done. You can write a book, and you can do it this year! But if you want to continue saying a book is a “someday,” follow these rules.
How Not to Write Your Book.
- Make everyone and everything else a priority.
- Hang out with non-writers.
- Remember all the times you failed.
- Take on extra projects that don’t mean anything to you.
- Surround yourself nay-sayers.
- Don’t, don’t you dare, ever-never sit down at your computer to write.
- Don’t put yourself first.
- Don’t remember what it feels to accomplish something.
- Become a friend of adversity.
- Keep saying “next year.”
- No reading allowed, that might inspire you.
- Find all the reasons why you shouldn’t.
- Tell no one about your dream
- Don’t take it one step at a time, that’s too easy.
- Never laugh at yourself.
Now if I haven’t convinced you not to write your book yet, and you are actually considering it then…
- Make you and your book a priority.
- Hang out with writers.
- Remember all the times you did succeed.
- Clean your plate of any unwanted projects.
- Surround yourself with believers.
- Make time to write every day.
- Put yourself first.
- Remember the feeling of accomplishment.
- Give adversity your best fight. (put’em up! put’em up!)
- Say “this is the year!”
- Read for inspiration.
- Find all the reasons why you should.
- Tell everyone about your book.
- Take it one step at a time, as a matter of fact take it one sentence at a time.
- Keep it light, laugh at yourself – a lot.
If you need more support, check out our book How to Bring Your Book to Life This Year!