There are so many things I've yet to accomplish in 2013 on my objectives list, it certainly could have done without a new book project.
But that is the beauty of this story and my life. I am open.
Open to possibility.
Open to hurt.
Open to failure
Open to change.
Open to the scary "what ifs" of this life.
Last week was another tough week in a string of challenging weeks in my life this year. Yet, I went to Dallas on the promise and hope of a new business breakthrough. Little did I know the "breakthrough" was not external but internal. Helpless to my exterior situation, I turned inward to soothe myself and came out with a full blown fiction novel idea. By Friday evening, it was full outlined and ready to be written. A few "facts" to know about makes this incredible:
- I do not read fiction. Haven't read fiction in many years, probably the last time I read a fiction book was pre-2001 (before marriage and first kid) Think - Bridget Jones as the last fiction. I know, pathetic.
- I often question how anyone has time to read fiction - not my genre at all. Not an interest in my body for fiction as a reader or a writer.
- I am slammed with 4 projects in the works and many proposals out for bid. Really, I am at my busiest since I started my business.
Yet, I have to write this book. Now.
Don't ask me to explain it, I just know in my heart this is something I need to do. So I'm off to do it. And to make this insanity complete, I've shared my intention with my world already. That's right, I've announced it. Spoken with a potential copy editor and priced out design services.
I am even living up to my own promise to myself to sequester myself for optimal writing opportunity. A book writing retreat is scheduled for the DoubleTree Suites one month from today. I fully expect that 32 days from now, my first fiction manuscript will be complete.
So I'm taking my own advice, I tweeted this the day before I birthed my book, Easy, a novel -
"5 things the last 24 hrs taught me: don't assume, be specific, trust yourself, always ask & use frustration as fuel forward #2013Fearless"