Your First (and Most Important) Assignment
After decades of coaching writers, one thing has become crystal clear to me. There’s a major difference between writers who succeed and those who fail:
Successful writers carve out time to write. They don’t expect to find the time—they know they have to make it. No hoping for free time slots here and there.
So here’s your first assignment:
Schedule a block of time—at least three hours per week—to write.
Committing to those hours are crucial to finishing your book.
I’ve been in the writing and publishing world long enough to know this about success: Those who make time to write, and stick to it, position themselves to succeed. Those who don’t, fail. It’s that simple.
You may have had a writing dream for a long time and you signed up fully committed to writing a book. You have the best intentions. But by now you’ve also learned that intentions don’t make things happen. Dreamers dream. Writers write.
The only way to write a book is with seat in chair.
Your next assignment:
We’ve put together a guide to the top nine things you should do first as a member of the Guild.
Your writing journey is as big a deal to me as it is to you. I really want to see you learn and grow and succeed. I believe you joined us because you have something important to say, so trust your message, lock in your schedule, and let’s get to it.
I’ll be with you every step of the way.