How to write a book. (See also: complete anything.)
Couple days ago, a Twitter pal popped a question, aimed at me and another writer whose work she admired:
“I really want to write a book but don’t know where to start. Please help!”
“Start by writing it.”
A little blunt, I’ll admit.
But honestly … what else is there to say?
If you find yourself looping around the words “I really want to ___________,” over and over, but never progressing, the ONLY solution is to start doing ___________.
And if you can’t / shan’t / won’t do ___________, well … maybe you don’t really want ___________ as much as you thought.
Which is completely OK.
Wants and dreams change all the time.
But give yourself (and the rest of the world) a break, admit it, and move on to something you do want. Urgently. Arrestingly. Passionately.
“The best way to do it, is to do it!”