Over the weekend I attended the CWC (California Writers Club) June meeting. It was very inspirational. Sophie Littlefield came to speak and she is on track to write four books this year. She has major publishing contracts with three houses. She submitted and received 600 rejects before getting her first deal. Now she lives to write. She eliminates everything in her life that takes time away from her writing, no TV, no Internet, no… You get the idea. She is married with two kids, and she makes time for them, but when it is time to write she goes full course tilt into the process. It was very interesting. How bad do you want to be a writer? That was the message. On Sunday I wrote 4000 words over the course of eight hours, it was insane. Just wanted to share.
We can hear such stories and advice for years on end with no major affect. Then there's that magic moment when we do as Don did: