Prove to yourself that you’re a writer.
What does a writer do?
A writer writes.
You must write.
It took me decades to figure this out. I thought of myself as a writer, but in my heart of hearts, I didn’t believe it. I didn’t write, or when I did write it was in fits and starts.
But now I’m writing. Regularly.
I’m a writer.
Look around on this page. These are my words.
Have I written any best-selling novels? Not yet.
I’ve written, I’ve published. I’ve sold a few copies and learned a thing or two.
I’m not commercially successful. Not yet.
But if I continue diligently to practice my craft, if I continue to write, it’s only a matter of time.
Any pro will tell you, the secret is perseverance. Writers write.
There’s no magic. There are some simple tricks.
(Simple tricks I wish I’d learned twenty years ago! 😅)
Once I’d learned these tricks and seen how transformative they could be, I knew I had to share it with others.
I want to share it with you.
I’ve put together a plan for you. I call it “Couch to 50k (words)”.
It’s very easy on the knees and the shins. (If you’ve ever tried to become a runner, you might get the joke.)
The first phase of the plan takes nine to twelve weeks. You get Sundays off.
At the end of phase one, if you follow the plan, you’ll have written a novel’s worth of words: more than 50,000.
You will be a writer, with a writing habit. A habit that will take you places and build your career as an author.
Most importantly, you’ll have proven it to yourself: you can write like a professional.
This isn’t NaNoWriMo. You’re not going to lock yourself away for a month, burn out in a blaze of glory, and vow to never do that again.
Instead, you’ll be a writer with a sustainable writing habit. It will be the simplest thing in the world to just keep going. You could have another 50k words in another six weeks.
Don’t worry about what to do with those words right now.
Focus on producing the words first.Let me show you how.