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!”

My reply?

“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!”
–Amelia Earhart