You know, it’s that topic/subject matter/opinion that the moment someone says it, you have to reply. You could talk a hole in their head while giving your opinion. You could have an entire talk show, radio platform, speeches, video series, etc. because you are so passionate about this topic and speaking your truth. Is that what you’re WRITING about?
I don’t want to lie to you, but when the topic of my frustration/what irks me to no end hit me at 1:30 am, I immediately start typing. I didn’t spend long, but what I wrote was very thorough and it made the book concept & outline easy. The writing just followed because it was my conversation/soapbox and I was too happy to get up there and give my 2 cents worth.
I could say my audience right there with me, cheering me on and thanking me for finally saying what no one else will. I could see the relief on their faces as they thought, “Oh my God; I thought it was just me.” (Truthfully it is never just you, but the feeling that it is keeps us in bondage, self-loathing and limited living.)
The same is true for the people that are waiting to hear your voice. They want to hear the knowledge that only you can give them. The moment they interact with you–see you, hear you and read what you have to say–you will be the refreshing cold glass of water on a hot summer day.
If you haven’t pressed Go, if you haven’t gone from thought to fruition, it’s probably because you are not writing your truth/passion. You’re thinking of “good ideas, topics or appealing subjects” but you’re not writing from the fire that is in the pit of your belly.
Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru
Publisher|Best Selling Author|Transformational Speaker
CEO, Alesha Brown LLC