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Take That Scary Step Today

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Take That Scary Step Today

Happy Halloween everyone, and it’s time to talk about the need to take that scary step today. I’m talking about a big, complicated step. I can’t believe I’m doing this kind of step to jump start a goal you have. There is no steps too big here. If it doesn’t leave you a little bit breathless – you need to think bigger. There are 2 months left of 2018. That’s plenty of time to make a big start on planning for your big success this year. Continuing with that momentum into next year.

Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. David Lloyd George

I’ll share with you my crazy, scary step that I’m taking in November. I am getting really serious about my writing. Due to the fact that I’ve been having so much fun with writing up book reviews, creating blog articles, and writing freelance for other companies with blogging content needs. However, in the back of my mind, that childhood writing dreamer is still thinking about writing a fiction book. So I did my, take that scary step today, and signed up for nanowrimo which stands for National Novel Writing Month.

If you are a writer, or ever thought about giving it a try, here is a link to this event The goal is to write 50,000 words on a novel in the month of November. That’s writing about 1667 words per day. It’s a fascinating read, and they came to this number because most people are able to handle goal even if they have a full-time job, family, etc. It’s not going to be easy – in fact it’s a pretty scary step, but it’s going to be worth it for me to push myself and see what I can accomplish. Having a start and end date helps to plan, and redirect if need be.

Let’s choose your next journey

This goal should be fun, and exciting. Something that gets your blood pumping and different enough to get you thinking in new directions.

Use these prompts to help you choose your own journey:

  • How can I change something about how I spend my day?
  • Is there something out that makes me want to learn new skills, values, etc.?
  • What daily activities would it take to make this journey a success?
  • Who could help me take this journey? (I need someone to cheer me on, I’d like someone to take the same journey at the same time, or I am looking for someone to inspire me)

What kind of scary step would you like to jump into today? What is something that you’ve never tried before? In other words, something you have been dreaming about in secret for years? Something that no matter if you make it to the finish line, or crash and burn trying, you know that you’ll be a better you just to take that scary step today.

I’d love to hear about your big step in the comments below. Let us know if you need to have some inspiration, or a cheer leading section. We are here to support each other!

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  1. Congrats on taking your scary step. Every year I think about doing NaNoRiMo but haven’t so far. I write a lot but most of it is non-fiction. I do however have one youth novel that’s completed to Chapter 14. Perhaps I could finish that one. Thanks for the reminder.

    1. drriehl says:

      I think you should go for it! You are already to chapter 14, that is something to really celebrate and continue on. I have to say that the people in NaNoWriMo are really a supportive group of people ready to cheer each other on! Best Wishes.

  2. I love that you’re doing Nanowrimo!!! I stick with helping authors finish nonfiction books, but I’m still rooting for you! You got this!

  3. Cool, I never heard of Nanowrimo. I write mostly nonfiction but the idea is still the same for succeeding at anything.

    1. drriehl says:

      It really is! Much success with your nonfiction writing!

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