A book is a massive undertaking. Lonely work.
A book begins like a love affair. Lots of passion.
It lives inside your head for months, even years.
Finally you make the commitment and start.
Then after a chapter it turns into marriage.
You and the book have to get used to each other.
It’s a day to day, week to week experience.
Some days you have to force yourself to do it.
You can’t wait for inspiration or it won’t be finished.
Ideas will come to you . . . at the oddest moments.
Carry a small notebook with you to jot them down.
Keep it on the bedside table for 3 a.m. inspirations.
Believe me, you’ll get your share of them.
My friend has done himself a favor.
He shared his book goal with me, a ruthless book publisher.
Now he knows I will hold him accountable.
I will constantly ask him to let me see the next chapter.
It will be the goad he needs during the rough days.
Those are the days when nothing seems to happen.
It’s like you’re brain dead. But write anyway.
If you keep your goals to yourself, you make a mistake.
It’s easy to let yourself off the hook. To alibi yourself.
But if you know someone is watching, you get to it.
That’s when you stiffen your spine.
That’s when you light the fire in your belly.
Share your goal with a friend today.
Send it to me. I’ll hold your accountable.
Speaking of which, our newest book is available.
It’s “Killer Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs”.
With it you can master the secrets to success.
22 of us share our hard-won secrets with you.
Email me if you want an autographed copy.
You also will make a donation to our cause.
We’re teaching 42 million illiterate Americans to read.
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