“Start before you’re ready.”
So simple, yet so powerful.
You have to want it, of course, but the trap so many aspiring novelists fall into is making excuses for not getting started.
As a result, they end up putting it off and putting it off. Why? Because they don’t feel ready.
The problem is that whether it’s a fear of failure, lack of confidence, or even writer’s block that’s holding us back, it all feels the same: like we’re not ready.
Even the smallest amount of uncertainty can prevent us from starting on our journey.
In the first 10 days of October, I’d like to challenge you to write 10,000 words.
Now, this could be the very start of your novel—or it could be your push to add more chapters to what you’ve already written.
But in either case, 1,000 words a day is no easy feat, and your first draft is probably going to be a little shaky.
When you write that fast and that intensely, it’s not going to be perfect.
But together, we’ll help you spruce up your manuscript and get it into tip-top shape. Soon, you’ll have a complete novel you can be incredibly proud of. You might even win an award for it!
All you have to do is start. Steven Pressfield would insist on it.