Behold! I would like to introduce you to the first draft of my SECOND novel/brain baby: What Actually Happened to Isaac Moore! Guys, I’ve written a second book!!! I finished it on leap day, 2020! AHHH!!!! I’m so excited and happy, I’m gonna cry.
Once upon a time ago, I sincerely didn’t think this would ever happen again. I was sure my dreams of becoming a writer had been taken from me, and it’d be a miracle if I got just ONE book written—that’s why those early drafts of my first novel were so ridiculously long (164,000+ words), I was trying to squeeze all of my favorite ideas into one book, because I thought that was all I’d ever do.
But here we are!
Well okay, if past experience has taught me anything, I have 12 more drafts of this to go. But STILL! Now I have something to work with.
Please know—no failure ever need be final. Bad guys don’t have to win. As a character from this book says, “Don’t think for a second that you are powerless.” If you want something different for your life, for yourself, then you need to analyze where you are and where you want to be, and map out the changes you need to make in order to get there. And they don’t even need to be big changes! Small changes made consistently over time will carry you places beyond your wildest dreams!! They make the impossible, possible!
And I sincerely believe the impossible is possible. It all comes down to those little changes, reassessing our priorities, and making time to create the life of our dreams.
To quote Jane Friedman, “We make time for whatever is important to us… We’re all given the same amount of time in a day, and we make choices that we must be held accountable for.”
And William R. Bradford put it this way, “We give our lives to that which we give our time.”
So, what are you giving your life for? Is it what you truly want? I know I still have a lot of changes to make in order to get to where I want and need to be, to meet my goals and heal my heart, but finishing this gives me hope. I know that it is in the little choices that we create joy, love and the lives we dream of. It’s how we achieve the impossible. And I’m sticking to that.