Jeanette said, "LOVE it! But Launching isn't arriving." That's it. LAUNCHING ISN'T ARRIVING. How brilliantly simple is that? And I so needed to hear it. I feel the urge to LAUNCH something, but the thought of not only LAUNCHING but also FINISHING something was too big. I needed Jeanette to break it down into smaller, bite sized, manageable chunks for me. She said, "Write for an hour a day. Just get those words on the page!"
So last night, I put kids to bed and wrote for an hour. I just started somewhere. And I wrote for a whole hour! The time flew. I wanted to keep going, but I remember reading somewhere that someone limited herself to just an hour and stopped when things were just getting good so that she would be excited to come back the next day. I'm SO excited to come back. It's like this little amazing thing waiting for me.
Disclaimer: This book is just this idea that has been swimming around in my head for so long that it has finally outgrown the space. I'm afraid my head will actually explode if I don't set it free. So, I don't know where it will eventually arrive, but I'm LAUNCHING it this year. In fact, I've already done that. I wrote two whole pages in an hour and since LAUNCHING ISN'T ARRIVING I could be done right now and still have met my goal for 2013. I won't do that, but it's nice to know that the pressure is now off because I have LAUNCHED something. Instantly there is peace where there used to be turmoil. And all because I pestered just enough people with just the right amount of whining. Thank you, Jeanette.