We’re coming to the end of a month, end of a year, and end of a decade. This kind of brings up mixed emotions. For many of us who have been dreaming of writing books, hooking a literary agent, or landing an amazing publishing deal we might be feeling a little anxious. Time is passing, and what do you have to show for it? Or maybe you’ve published a book and it’s not selling, or maybe you’re not getting reviews, or maybe the reviews you’re getting are less than encouraging. Or maybe you’re stuck. You have a story idea but things like family obligations, lack of time, or uncertainty about how to actually start are blocking you from making forward progress.
First of all, understand that if you feel inspired to write . . .