I Did It Badly, Slowly, Fearfully

Do it badly; do it slowly; do it fearfully; do it any way you have to, but do it. Steve Chandler, Author of Reinventing Yourself: How to Become the Person You’ve Always Wanted to Be

In the beginning, I did it badly. Just ask my editor, Elena Hartwell. But then I rewrote and rewrote again. I did it slowly—it took me three years. I did it fearfully. Believe me, revealing dark corners of my life then sending them into the world is my definition of fear. But I did it! I published Mom’s Gone, Now What? on my 75th birthday. 

I was called to write this book in order to make a difference in the lives of daughters who have lost their mothers. I had to do it any way I could!

Affirmation: I did it!

Coaching questions: What do you want to do? What are you afraid of doing? What do you think you do badly but want to do anyway? Follow Chandler’s advice, “Do it any way you have to, but do it!” 

7 thoughts on “I Did It Badly, Slowly, Fearfully

  1. Did you get your shipment of author copies? I see you are holding one of your books in the picture. Great book launch party. My minosa was a little sour however.

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    1. I don’t perceive it as beating up on myself. Just reality of the hard work of writing a book. I’m proud that I did it and want to encourage others to do what feels difficult.
      Thanks for the comment!

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