So lately I’ve been reading this book, wherein the author tells you to do the biggest, scariest, most important thing in your day or in your life first. No matter how much it hurts or how hard it is. Not only will the rest of the day be easier as a result, but you won’t get bogged down in procrastination and fear because you will have already done the thing, or at least a significant portion of it.
Well, a friend of mine and I have decided to do exactly that, to tackle the big scary thing in front of us. For us, as writers, that’s a difficult stage in writing. For me, writing a complete first draft (the scariest part of the process) and for her, rewriting her novel according to the new outline she’s made. 90k and 80k, respectively. In about 4 weeks.
So, in the spirit of tackling the thing in front of us, we’ve set up a challenge and somehow convinced the rest of our writer’s group (and a few friends) to join us. Starting Sunday and going for 28 days (until midnight on Sunday the 7th), we’re each working towards goals that seem just a little too big and scary to accomplish. The thing in front of us. And, like NaNo, we’ll report in to each other every day and cheer one another on to victory.
I’ll report in periodically on my progress, and share things I’ve learned along the way. Here’s to tackling the big thing — and hopefully getting it done!
How about you? What’s the biggest, scariest, most important thing you need to do and want to do in your life? Can you start tackling it this month? This week? Today?
We can do it. We CAN.