Day 8: Writers Challenge – Mind, Body, and Soul
Day 8: Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has stuck with me this long. This has been a great journey and I haven’t missed those of you following everyday. I appreciate all of you. Today its a focus on finishing what you start and follow through. It could be adding to your WIP (work in progress) instead of writing new stuff everyday. So for the purpose of this Boot Camp we are going to write an essay start to finish. I can’t wait to see what everyone writes.
Everyone has dreams they intend to make real. For me, that dream was to be a writer in every possible way I could. I want to publish many books, I want to write for newspapers, and grow my blog into something big. In order to be successful, it takes dedication, hard work, and lots and lots of time writing. My dream is to be a successful writer and I am going to tell you how,
The first thing I had to keep reminding myself was that if I didn’t write then how can I call myself a writer? I had to carve time out every day to write. Somedays it would be my work in progress and other days, when I felt stuck, I would free write. There were days I had an hour and others just ten minutes. It didn’t matter, as long as I wrote something, then I was working towards my dream.
Next came my hard work, which was me forcing myself to complete projects and grow my blog. Writing content daily isn’t always as easy as you might think. When you are working on a book and you have written for hours, sometimes remembering to also post can trip you up. I had to create a white board with checklists of all I need to do every day. Write my new book, edit my old one, continue freelance gigs, and post something on my mind daily.
This has been what has motivated me to work hard. Setting goals and seeing them reached can be a great motivational tool. I wrote my first published book in three months and had it out in 4 with self-publishing. What I didn’t realize were all the nuances that came with a book. Not just editing it but re checking and triple checking it to make sure you didn’t miss anything. To ensure you conveyed the story without white walls and a million errors.
Last is just remembering to write. If inspiration hits don’t tell yourself, you will write it down when you have time. Make the time! That idea is never as vivid as in the moment and details become lost. Trust me there are times I have waited and never got the result I pictured.
So, remember it is always possible to reach your dreams if you don’t give up, work hard, and write always. These things are how I reached my dream and am continually growing and strengthening that dream. Being a writer is my dream, what is yours?