Do you ever wish you had the key to memoir writing success? Let me offer you one key that, I believe, every writer needs to make use of.
Memoir writing success is built on daily habits.
As has been bandied about and attributed to many different speakers, it is said that “you go to the office every day for 20 years, and before you know it, you are an overnight success.”
Well, we can apply that insight to writing a memoir. Write every day for a year or two and before you know it, you have a book. An overnight success!
“How did you find the time?” you are asked.
Time is always with us, and it is a choice as to how we spend it. Always a choice—sometimes the choice is injudicious [watching Netflix, talking to your garrulous neighbor, doing small shopping trips that eat up your time] but it is a choice nonetheless.
Every day has some time that could be devoted to writing a memoir—if that is what you choose.
Habits are formed by repetition—good habits as well as bad habits. Keep skipping writing and you have the habit of not writing. Get to your writing daily and you have a good habit. The choice is yours.
Writing regularly is a key to success.
Stick with your writing. You will feel so good having a memoir in hand one day.
“But you know how old I’ll be by then?” a person says in a tone that obviously clinches it for the speaker.
“Well you’ll be the same age you’ll be then if you don’t write your memoir.”
It’s your choice to use your time wisely. Always your choice. It’s just that sometimes we don’t know we are choosing—injudiciously.
Good luck. Stay in touch and write a bit on your memoir today.
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