Monday, 14 July 2014

Just Do It! Time to adopt a new approach

As a wannabe authors I strive for perfection.  It has to be perfect, I need to re-write the whole first half of my book because I've changed a characters name, again, or I can't think of the middle bit maybe I should start a new book idea....

Sound familiar?

Instead of further procrastinating I need to JUST DO IT! as they say at Nike.  I need to just write and write until the book is finished.

Tackling my demons on why I can't get the momentum I need to just finish the damn book is really all about what if no one likes it?  What if I can't do it well?  What if my book is just boring to readers?

I'm scared witless that, after so many years of dreaming of being an author and only needing my laptop to be a financial success that maybe I'm just not good enough.

Now I don't need to be a J K Rowling, but I'd like to be a stay-at-home solo mum who can support us in a comfortable manner.  Of course if the J K Rowling success came my way I'd be all for that ride, but realistically I'd just be happy with readers who like the first book and then buy the next and next.

So I'm planning and resetting some goals and I have 30 days to finish it, or stop saying I'm a writer.