3 reasons that 2022 is looking more & more like the first year of the rest of your (writing) life

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Remember that idea you had for a story?

Maybe it came to you out of nowhere, maybe it was inspired by someone you know.

Maybe it keeps nagging at you as you go about your day, or maybe you’ve already turned it over and over in your head and have a pretty good idea of where you want to take it.

Whatever the case, you just know it would make a great novel.

But now, as you get ready to unwrap a new calendar and pin it on the wall, something within you is being stirred into action.

It’s a restlessness—a sense that this is the time. And here are 3 reasons you might be feeling this way:

1. You’ve got an idea. It’s amazing how many different types of stories are out there, isn’t it? Especially if you’re someone who likes to read many different genres, you’ve probably noticed that the books you’ve read really run the gamut in terms of plot and premise.

To me, this is proof that you can take just about any idea and turn it into an excellent story. If you’ve ever been worried that the idea for your novel isn’t “good enough,” worry no more … and let’s set it into motion in 2022!

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2. You’re ready & determined. Even though you still have questions, writing a novel is something you’ve been wanting to do for a long time, and you’re finally ready to get busy with it.

Carpe diem! Many novelists have been unsure at first, but have developed confidence once they got into it. That’s why I invite you to enter the 365-Day Indie Author Challenge, where you’ll get the guidance you need to write that brilliant book. Jump right in … or start slowly and pick up steam!

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3. You want to create your own success. The world is full of successful authors who bucked the system—who weren’t content just to sit there and wait for someone to tell them their manuscripts were worthy of being published.

Authors like Andy Weir, E.L. James, and Mark Dawson all decided their stories simply had to reach readers, and weren’t going to wait for the slow-moving traditional publishing industry to propel them to stardom. It all started when they made the decision to publish their own works!

If this is getting the wheels turning for you, then your writing future depends on how you decide to spend this upcoming year.

Next year at this time, your life could look much the same as it does now. Or it could look quite different: you could be throwing a book release party!

Happy New Year, and here’s to your success!