When someone says, “The possibilities are endless,” we often think of this as the most positive thing in the world! But if the possibilities are truly endless, how can we be sure we’re concentrating on the right one? If you fall into this possibilities hole–and I have, many times, got the skinned knees to prove it–what happens?
Not a damn thing. There is no acting on any possibility.
So, what to do?
Talk to someone–preferably someone you know and not a random person on the street–someone who understands your strengths and personality. List out all the possibilities that truly excite you then listen to what the person has to say.
I know it can be so hard to move from the “possible lane” to “act upon lane.” you feel as if you’re leaving all the untapped possibles behind. My precious babies! Try to remember you’re not saying, “No” to something, you’re saying “Not now.”
They have to wait their turn.
Once you’ve decided on your thing write out the first 3-5 steps you need to take to get this idea going. Do you have the capacity? Does it still call to you? The great thing about this step is when/if you are ready to start this idea, you have the steps drafted out for you ahead of time!
Say one of my possibilities is:
Write a Teen Paranormal Best Seller 😉
- Brainstorm ideas
- Character Bios
- Write Outline/Synopsis (whatever cruel thing)
- Write 1st draft (it might be good to schedule this part, 30 minutes every evening…)
- Re-write, re-write, re-write
There are more steps, but this gives you an idea
Typically there might be a learning component in your steps, if I’d never written before one of my first steps might be to take a class, or read a few books on writing, or join a writers’ group. I want to know what would be the best option for publishing: traditional, self, something in-between. That’s farther down the list. I need to write the book first.
Please don’t get ahead of yourself, when you get ahead of yourself you invite in overwhelm.
who is it?
…errrr Candy Gram.
Oh, come in!
JUST KIDDING, ITS OVERWHELM!!!!!!
When I’ve made a decision to move forward on one thing aaaand something else keeps trying to get my attention write it down and put it in a file marked: LATER. I like physical files, but lately One Note has my attention: all the things in one place!
It allows you to have a Notebook, and withing the notebook, folders each folder can have, I think, infinity pages. You could have a file: LATER, page——>Agents, page——>Marketing, page——>Award speech
You get the idea…
Do you have more than one idea you’re toying with? Want help narrowing it down? Let me know in the comments below and maybe I can be a sounding board.
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