My 8th wish is to write a book! I’ve wanted to do this for a very long time and have had many different ideas about subject matter. The only thing holding me back has been fear of failure. Fear of failure… how sad that I would allow such a thing to stop me from even trying. I often read wonderful stories about other people’s success and think to myself “I’ve never had that kind of luck!” Instead, I should be saying to myself “That could be me!!!” I need to remember to pull out all of the weeds in my field of dreams.
A couple of years ago I heard the story of Richard Paul Evans. Evans was working as an advertising executive when he wrote a Christmas story for his children. Little did he know, it would some day turn into a best-selling book and Emmy award winning movie. When I’m in the right frame of mind and am thinking positive, I love stories like that! They inspire me to reach for my dreams.
But I have now set a short term goal for myself to get mine finished and published by the end of this year. Egad! That’s not that far away… only a little over 5 months left. I’ve heard of people writing a book in less than 30 days, though. I’m going to start writing today and I will continuously remind myself that perhaps the only difference between me and Richard Paul Evans is that he actually tried! I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
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