In the past week I picked up a new book (even though I had told myself not to buy any books until I finished the ones I already had).
you can pick it up here, and if you aspire to be a writer, I highly recommend it.
I admit, by no means am I a full-time writer, but I would like to be, and the things Goins shares here are extremely helpful.
If you’re interested in more by him, check out his site.
Something he wrote in his book really struck me. “Soreness is the result of untrained muscle. If you practice everyday, you don’t get fatigued. All muscles are built this way, even creative ones. If you do anything long enough, it becomes habitual” (pg. 28).
Too often I have told myself, “I just don’t feel like writing today. Work was hard, and now I just want to relax.”
When I take that attitude, I accomplish nothing. It’s the same way we typically go about our New Years Resolutions. We say, “I’m going to do x, y, and z this year,” but then we quickly find ourselves saying, “I’m too busy” or “I’m too tired,” and before we know it the year is over and our goals have not been realized.
I want to accomplish my writing dreams. Do you? If so, discipline yourself to write, even after a hard day at work, so you can know that you are actively pursuing your goals.
For the average person, fulfilled dreams don’t typically fall in your lap. Pick up a pen and start writing today!