Tuesday, June 14, 2011

One Thing: #Trust30 Day 15

Do your work, and I shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take a moment, step back from your concerns, and focus on one thing: You have one life to achieve everything you’ve ever wanted. Sounds simple, but when you really focus on it, let it seep into your consciousness, you realize you only have about 100 years to get every single thing you’ve ever wanted to do. No second chances. This is your only shot. Suddenly, this means you should have started yesterday. No more waiting for permission or resources to start. Today is the day you make the rest of your life happen. Write down one thing you’ve always wanted to do and how you will achieve that goal. Don’t be afraid to be very specific in how you’ll achieve it: once you start achieving, your goals will get bigger and your capability to meet them will grow.  (Author: Colin Wright)
Write books that make a difference. I have always wanted to write books that are meaningful, powerful, that impact or encourage.
Start with a memoir approach.
Write about a different part of my past that I remember each day.
Combine these into a memoir.
Don’t worry about the order.
Focus my everyday writing time on a story from my memory.
Gather other stories I have written that will fit into this format or revise them to fit. And/or use them as a springboard to write other stories.
Add in some tidbits such as family recipes, things I remember Grandma and Papaw saying, family pictures.  As a matter of fact pictures can be a jumping off point to begin writing.  Have a family picture for each story.

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