Monthly Archives: February 2014

Are you ready?

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”― Hugh Laurie

An indubitably true quote. Whatever you dream of doing, do it now. Give it your best shot to make it happen this year. If you want to write a novel, do it! If you want to climb a mountain–go for it! “…with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26.

I’ve decided to write a novel this year. Or at least to begin writing one. It’s a daunting task, but I’ll give it my best shot. I’ve been writing more lately. I have a couple Children’s books finished and ready to go, one nearly finished, and two chapter books in the works.  I think my biggest obstacle is staying on task. I have so many ideas in my head that just can’t wait to get out and so I may start a story and then start another one and before I’ve finished that one I have an idea for yet another one.  The variety helps me, though. If I tire of wracking my brain for one story, I can pick up where I left off on a different one.

I’ve also made more time for reading and I find reading a book on a similar topic to what I’m writing sort of puts me in the right frame of mind and motivates me to write more.  Also, if I haven’t mentioned it before, I highly recommend getting a thesaurus. The Bookshelf Muse has been a great help to me, also.  There is a collection of thesauruses on this site for just about any topic.

I’ll keep you updated on the progress of my novel. I think first I’m going to purchase a copy of Ready, Set, Novel!: A Workbook. I think that will be just the tool I need to help keep me on track.

Let’s make this year one for getting things done and making our dreams come true. Are you with me?

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