I’m eleven chapters and 27,000 words into the novel and feeling a bit like this…
The boy got his orange belt last week. In January, the word of the month at the dojo was goal-setting. This month, it’s confidence.
Reaching your goals does wonders for your confidence. So what are you hoping for? What are you striving for? How will you achieve your goals? How will you surmount the obstacles in your way?
In late March, the boy should earn his green belt. Round about that time I hope to be in the home stretch of my book. We’ll both face obstacles along the way. But we’re both committed to overcoming them.
How about you? Are you going to let your circumstances stop you? Or are you going to have confidence in your ability to persevere?
Remember–the only thing all published authors have in common is a finished book. The paintings that hang in museums are finished paintings. The quilts that people sleep under are finished quilts.
So be confident, work hard, and go out there and finish something!