Why do all of these grand plans fail? Why have I seen so many promising projects fall against the weight of heavy expectations? What made these novels of mine different? After years of winning NaNoWriMo, James Holder ended one November with his hands still glued to the keyboard. He found himself having to force a break from the constant hours of creative work, for once, because his mind insisted on writing even more.
As of January 1st of 2011, he continues to write over five hundred or over a thousand words virtually every single day. Now he applies the lessons learned from that transformation of creativity to helping others experience the same.
If you have struggled with finishing projects or with even getting started, then you have come to the right place. Too many have watched their days flit by, one after another, without an iota of lasting gain to show for it. With your help, James and the rest of the Slicers intend to cut that terrible waste away and reveal the amazing people - like yourself - hidden underneath.
We make plans for the weeks to come, the months, even the years. How many of those plans see fruition? If you said "none", that should come as no surprise. We only live day to day, after all. Who can expect us to handle more than that, given all that we have to do?
Instead, tackle that problem head on. Find a plan for each day, even if it takes two or three days to do it, but only ask as much of yourself as you can do each day. Expect no more; expect no less. By the time you have put in thirty, sixty, or ninety days of such work, though, magical things start to happen.
Each day's work adds up. Before you know it, you've launched a blog, founded a business, or drafted that novel you have always wanted to write. A dream of yours just came through and you only had to work a bit each day at it. Your journey of a thousand steps starts here and I hold your pair of sandals. Care to join me for the ride?