Before I get to today's lesson, I need to share my progress with yesterday's lesson. After I finally initiated, I wrote over 2000 words of the book that has been floating in my head for months or years. I just started writing. DUH!
THEN, since I am feeling better this morning I got up at the usual time, but instead of responding to emails and visiting everyone's blogs as I usually do, I immediately started writing. It was difficult to get started but once I did, I was amazed at how the characters seemed to direct me to what was coming next. I wrote for an hour and plan to revisit the story again tonight. Did you get up early to write? Are you initiating?
Today's lesson is to practice. To show up every day.
TO PRACTICE IN PUBLIC. To perform.
-Pitch a magazine you would like to write for
-Ask someone to guest on their blog
-Publish something on your blog you've never shared before
-Submit that book proposal
Whatever you do, don’t do nothing
Show up and show us your gift. Until then, you are only practicing in private.
You'll probably fail but in failure you learn. Fail fast, then tell us what you've learned.
Practice doesn't make perfect. Practice makes habit
I have always considered my blog as my practice. My problem was that I didn't have anything to practice for until yesterday. Recently, I have tried to get involved in as many Blog Hops and Blog Fests as I could for additional practice. Some have been more challenging than others, but I feel like it is working. My posts haven't been great, but I have faith that they will get better.
I can't think of any magazine to pitch for (although I will be thinking about it today), and I don't have a book to pitch, yet, but I will put an offer out there to guest post for anyone who would be open to the idea.
How are you going to practice today?