The first time someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I answered, "I want to be a writer."
After high school was a brief stint in college, then lots of certification courses. I got a job. I started a business. I got married. I got divorced. All the while, I talked about being a writer someday.
You know when "someday" is? It's the day after never. That's how far away it is.
I wasted so much time reading about writing, studying writing, and telling myself that I “had to write a great novel” right out the gate.
One day, I got tired of it. I needed to prove to myself that I could see a writing project all the way through. So, I planned a children’s book.
I planned it, I wrote it, I published it.
The barrier to entry into the life of being a writer was me, and my dumb standards and fears.
If you’ve been adding “Write a Book” to your New Years Resolution list or your life To-Do list for years now, I want to invite you to write something quick, fun, and easy. I want to invite you to write a children’s book.
Prove to yourself that you can see a project all the way through. After this one book, who knows what’s next?!
Maybe, you’ll write a series of children’s books. Maybe, you’ll never write another children’s book, but you will have proven you can finish a writing project, and that may lead to a great novel.
Or, maybe, you’ll open a small press, and write stories with your best friends (like I did).
I’m giving away 22 spots in my How to Write a Children’s Book course on Skillshare.
Click here to claim your spot, and stop adding “Write a Book” to your list and add “Author” to your bio.