The title of this article may be a tad misleading.
First of all, this is definitely not the first book that I have attempted to write. Unfortunately, it is probably the millionth book that I have attempted to write!
I have definitely been guilty of saying that I am going to write a book, have started writing a book, and, well – that is about it. I have never really gotten past that stage.
This “writing-yet-not-completing” phenomenon was a vicious cycle that I continued over, and over, and over again, for years. Albert Einstein really hit the nail on the head when he said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I am a true product of that statement.
Recently, I woke up and decided that I did not want to continue that cycle. I have stories that I want to tell, and I want to tell them. I have worlds and characters that I want to bring to life, and I am going to create them.
I have allowed a false idea of perfection to hinder me from completing far too many passions of mine. That ends today. No matter what happens with my first book, I will be proud. I can look back on this post, and know that I allowed an idea to manifest into something real. Furthermore, I will only make myself a better writer by allowing myself to learn and grow from this journey.
Technically, I began writing this book on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017. However, today – December 3rd, 2017 – is the first day that I am truly documenting my journey and holding myself accountable.
Since this is my first book, I cannot tell you a set list of entries that I plan on posting about my journey on this site. However, I am pretty sure you can expect to read about a lot of venting sessions, lessons learned, tools I am utilizing and creating, and all of the constant progression that will lead to the day that I can finally say, “I wrote my first book!”
Until the next chapter,