The winner of the drawing for the book, Platform, by Michael Hyatt, is Missy Tippens. Congrats!
I seldom talk about being a writer when I am at my part-time job, although many know that I do write. This week a woman, whom I rarely talk to about my writing, approached me and asked how she could encourage her son, who was writing a novel, but seemed to be stalled.
I didn’t know that her son was a writer and I was flattered someone asked me. I told her there was really no secret to writing a novel. There is, of course, better ways to create your characters, do POV and setting, etc., but it is really about sitting down and doing the work.
This conversation made me think about the many opportunities I have missed to stop and simply, sit down and do the work. If I had done that on a regular basis and passed up other opportunities such as to watch a television show, etc. would I have a novel published today? Maybe, who knows? I consider myself a fairly skilled writer, although I have a lot to learn about fiction. I do understand how to get published as I have attended many conferences. Even if I had written a novel, and tried, but failed, to get my book published, I would have learned a great deal.
I plan to sit down and write, more often. I think about how much farther along I will be this time next year.
How about you? Do you need to be more consistent?