After 6 months, I decided to resume my novel writing last night. The inspiration kicked in when I watched the following video from Heather Allison:
If you don’t have time to watch it, she blatantly tells you f*** fear. Fear is what stands in the way of us accomplishing some of the biggest things in our lives. She is absolutely right. For me, that fear was not finding the time to write, or feeling as though I wasn’t ever going to be good enough to be a published author, so what’s the point?
As internal conflict goes, there was a loud voice inside of me, telling me that I had to get the story out of me. Published or not, it needed to happen and then from there, I could make the decision to send to an Editor, and then to a Publisher. And so, after this video,I sat down and wrote. I only planned on one hour and instead, I wrote for three. The words just came to me and I’m now proud to say I’m one Prologue and three chapters in.
As I shut my laptop down for the night, I reflected back on this video and what I just accomplished. It led me to wonder what other strong urges are inside of me that I’m ignoring. It turns out, I ignore a lot of stuff. I have a dream to live and work in Europe, to travel the world and explore, to love someone with my whole heart, and to be a full-time writer – novel or screenwriter, or both! They seem like huge dreams but take a look at those that have accomplished exactly what I want to do. It is possible!
So, in the meantime, I’ve decided to start small. Each day, asking myself what I’ve done to contribute to my dreams. Before I know it, I will be accomplishing them!