Just Two Hours

A radio host recently asked me for my best advice for aspiring writers.

I said, “write.”

I know it’s a terrible thing to say, but I meant it. I know too many of us who have a burning desire to write a book that’s in us, but we cannot get it out of us.

I suggest writing for two hours a day. Make an appointment with yourself. After two hours, stop. You’re finished for the day. Stop when it’s going great, and you’ll pick up tomorrow. You might argue that you don’t have two hours to give away to writing. Trust me: you do!

In those two hours, if you wrote just a thousand words (about 3 pages), you’d have the word count for an average manuscript in just forty days. 

Think of it this way: if you want to become a runner, there’s no use continuing to read books about running, visit the races of other runners, or ask advice from your running friends. Just lace up your shoes and hit the pavement. Run! You’ll gain what you need along the way.

Schedule your two hours, and see what comes of it. I’m so excited for you!

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