So in the spirit of my post earlier today, I am flying by the seat of my pants and writing a piece without using my 'structure'.
Back in August, I shared my dream of writing a book. I have to say that I was completely overwhelmed by the response that piece got. I had so many encouraging pieces of advice, people cheering me on and someone is even designing a special notebook for me to write the book in!
In my original post I said the first step was to dig out the notebook where I had written my title and chapter outlines. It's funny, even as I wrote that, I could see the specific notebook in my mind's eye. Clearly I'm not going to be able to wriggle off the hook by saying I can't find the notebook.
The second step was to check if what I had was still authentic to me. Even as I looked at the chapter headings, I could feel the structure coming together. I could envision the size of the book. But most importantly, the things that I wanted to write about then are still the things I want to write about now (I'm kind of stubborn like that).
The last step is to be courageous and bold enough to step out with my offering. Will everyone like it? Probably not. Should that stop me from writing it? Absolutely not! This is about knowing my truth, owning my truth and speaking my truth. Honestly, I'm petrified and elated in about equal measure, but that's a good thing. It's a good thing because stepping out, to do something about your dream is always going to freak you out!
I'll keep you posted about how it's going and I hope you'll stick around for the journey. More importantly, I hope my stepping out inspires you to take a step towards your dreams too.
Until next time, go well.