There. I said it. And by save, I mean… take it any way you want. Rescue. Liberate. Preserve. Protect. Redeem. Redo. Re-write.
Recently, a friend declared that she needed to “Redo Her Life.” Kids grown, divorced, stuck in memories and habits, unhappy with her current situation, old job, unproductive life.
“What do you want?” I asked.
“I don’t know. Change,” she answered.
“What’s keeping you from it?”
As we talked, I realized these are questions I ask my characters. In a book, a goal has to involve change, something we naturally resist. And you can’t blame others. You have to claim it and fix it. That’s the most satisfying way to write a story – or change a life. Your life.
Every movie, every book, every life has these elements:
In case you haven’t guessed by now, this is my Note to self: Get busy, get committed, get going!
Think it, write it, speak it, DO it! (if you write it and speak it, you're committed to doing it) Take up journaling. Write that book! Take that trip. Make that move. Create your new life! Finish what you started.
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