I'm making slow progress with my next book--progress which feels like it is moving at a snail's pace. I wanted the book done and published by this month, but several things changed the course of the writing. Today, I came across Tony Robbin's little piece of wisdom:
"No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying."
For years, I had that "someday" refrain going through my head. Someday, I would write a book. Someday, someday, someday.
The problem: "someday" never happened. Then one day, I realized I would never get around to writing a book unless I sat myself down in the chair and put the time and action into it. With each book I write, I'm making mistakes along the way, encountering detours, facing the writer's block demon and yes, moving at a snail's pace at times.
It's better than not trying.
I frequently hear from people who tell me they want to write a book. Someday. If this is you, here's your kick in the butt:
One hour a day.
Do this day in and day out, and someday, you'll have a book.