Now that it is finished, it feels so good to be able to share it and hear some of the fun feedback. People keep asking me how it feels to finally be done and honestly it feels great. Not in the "I'm so relieved it's finally done" sense, but more in the "that was such an inspiring process I want to do it again" sense. I truly loved the process of writing this e-book for many reasons, one of them being that I wrote it with my inspiring friend Tammy from The Nourished Belly. Nothing beats having regular visioning and writing sessions where you leave feeling like you can take over the world. That happened regularly with us.
Below are a few more things I learned in the process:
1. Anyone can do it and so can you. By "it" I mean anything that inspires you and lights you up. You don't have to write a book but create something that moves you. Don't hold back. I believe if you really want to do something it's possible. Share your passions, try new projects and find the people who care as much as you do.
2. Co-writing is a wonderful learning process. Every single time I met up with Tammy it was inspiring, transformative, creative and empowering. I am not exaggerating. It was like that every time for me and it kept me going. Our ways of thinking and being are complementary and different enough that her strengths push me to get better.
3. Reading a lot helps me get inspiration for my own writing. One of my favorite parts of this process was all the books, article, and blogs I came across as I was writing this e-book. I love to read so it was cool to find books that inspired my process and gave me ideas.
4. Deadlines are magic. We wrote our book very casually over the last year or so. We didn't really put pressure on ourselves to finish at any specific time. It was a great way to let creative things unfold. We were very close to finishing it for a long time, however, what helped us finally complete the book was giving ourselves a strict deadline. The deadline held us accountable and helped us with the final push we needed to get things done.
5. Writing daily forces me to get clear about my thoughts and ideas. Making a habit of writing has been one the the best exercises I've done. Blogging, particularly, is a great habit because I am publishing my work for the world to see. This has made me get clearer, more concise and better at articulating my evolving beliefs and thoughts. It is such a gift.
Moral of the story: enjoy and soak up the joyous process because that's where the fun lies.
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