Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Go All Out, Or Don't Go At All

I talked about The Big Idea earlier this week. Now I wanna talk about what it takes to tackle The Big Idea.


How do writers get them? Why are they so easy to find for some and super tough for others?

*shrugs* Don't ask me.

But I recently read a book in which a character says this: "Go all out, or don't go at all."

Writers. Athletes. Scientists. Everyone has goals, small or big, that they're dying to achieve. 2k a day. A Super Bowl championship ring. The cure for cancer. Doesn't matter what it is, only that it drives us forward.

In a way, I don't think people have balls until they want something. Sure, some leap before they look, but most gather courage after identifying what it is that fulfills them. And I invite you to do the same.

Go all out. Your future will thank you for it. *fist pump*

Now back to that WIP...


  1. Very inspiring! This is exactly what I needed (a fist pump). Onward and upward, friends!

  2. *fist pump* to you, too. Love this!

  3. Awesome! I love this. I'm going all out too! =)

  4. Awesome! I'm ready to go run a marathon . . . wait, I'm mean write a book. :)

  5. Amen to that!! Amen!! Go all out - if you want it so badly that's what you gotta do!!

    :-) What a great piece - thank you!!!

    Take care

  6. Agreed. Why have balls if you don't have something to use them for?


  7. Well put and inspiring. I definitely agree that many people don't have balls until they want something. Important stuff to think about.

  8. Half way is no way! Great post!! :)

  9. Good reminder. I'm struggling with a WIP now so I needed this virtual kick in the pants.:)

  10. So true--for more than just writing. Great post!