The jar certainly looks empty. But given that its purpose is to collect favorite memories in the months ahead, I see it as full of opportunity, energy, action. At the least, it is a challenge to be met.
Not unlike writing a book. The blank page could be considered, well, blank. Or the author can see that blank page as a door to step through or perhaps a conduit for change. With the right perspective, the process becomes invigorating rather than burdensome.
And yes, the blank page is a challenge too. That’s why filling the page, and all those that follow, imparts credibility and respect..because not everyone is up to the challenge of writing a book.
Why? Because a book sets you up to be judged. You can’t really fake your way into writing a good book. Either you know what you are talking about or you don’t. Yes, being judged is risky, and most people are not willing to take that risk.
But if you are ready to share your wisdom with the world, know that you do not have to go it alone. Surround yourself with a team of writing and publishing professionals and suddenly, that blank page is not so daunting. Rather, it is an adventure, a chance to grow, an opportunity for others to learn from your experience.
Trust your team to help nudge and nurture your unique story out of you. Their experience will contribute immeasurably to the quality of your book, and with their support, you will likely enjoy the process more than you thought possible. And the finished product will be a book you can be proud of, from cover to cover, first word to last.
So is this your year to write a book? Will your 2019 jar of favorite memories include “became a published author?” If so, let me know if you need any help transforming that blank page into a dream fulfilled.