Starting Again

So, just over a year ago, I started this blog hoping that it would keep me disciplined.

Yeah, that didn’t work.

Recently, I sat down with my mentor. I have been his writing assistant off and on for a number of years, and in no uncertain terms, he challenged me to do better. Be more disciplined. Take control of my career. If I want to be a writer – WRITE!

It seemed like a no-brainer. So what was holding me back? I could give credit to my own apprehensions, my fears of success and failure, all the excuses about time, etc. etc. When it comes down to it, writing makes me happy. I should do what makes me happy. Hence, I should write.

So after that talk, I finished another chapter of my book. What had taken an embarrassing amount of time to start, I finished in a matter of days. That’s what I can do when I put my mind to something. So here I am, putting my mind to writing – and I’m loving it.

This path I’m on has had many twists and turns, but now I’m finding myself on the straight and narrow, so to speak. It’s not deep or difficult or complicated. Like Nike, I have to just do it.

And I am.