I’m not going to begin to try and count the number of people I know or people I’ve met who’ve told me they’re “going to write a book some day.” I can tell you how many of those I know or have met who have actually gone on to do it, and then get it published.
Robert Thompson. (And The Offsite is a cool little book, too).
And Tommy Spaulding, my oft-mentioned GTY. (It’s Not Just Who You Know, is coming out at the end of the summer).
You get the point: aspiring is one thing; doing is quite another.
So, for the somedayI’mgonnabeawriters out there, here’s a great opportunity to get off your aspiration and do something:
Biz Book Pitchfest 2010, a joint contest from Networlding and crowdSPRING, gives you the chance to pitch your idea to a panel of judges. Namely, Kevin Small, Sarah Miller Caldicott, Brett Farmiloe, Melissa Giovagnoli, and yours truly. And if you go on to win, get that puppy published.
There’s only a week left to enter, so to get all the details (and see if you qualify) go on over to Networlding now.
I promise not to Simon-Cowell you.
This saying came to my head: “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try” – Finding time is my hard challenge.
Steve Farber says
And, perhaps, every regret starts with the decision to try and the
lack of personal follow-through on the decision.