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JoAnne--Good luck to you and your writing! I can really sympathize with your struggle to stay focused despite other obligations.
It sounds like you feel your story will help others; let that be your motivator! As long as your story is cooped up inside your heart (or your hard drive!), others can't learn from it. The sooner you share it, the better off the reader will be. Of course, that means you've got to get it "right" for it to have impact--another motivator!

I'm so glad you are reading our posts and getting inspired from them. I want to tell you that I don't believe there is such a thing as failing when it comes to writing. The story that seems to want to emerge from you is a personal thing at first. Whether you decide to share with the rest of us is the second. Do it for yourself and then failure doesn't exist. Does that make sense? Getting your calendar started is a great start. Little steps, one at a time is all you should be doing.

Thanks for the great post. It is exactly what i needed to hear.
I want to write...i don't just want to write; at times i do feel consumed by the story inside of me, the story which is me. Putting my story on paper will heal and release and possible change a life.
Every time I begin to feel motivated, I am too easily able to talk myself out of it. Fear of failure possibly.
Making a contract with myself is exactly what i need to do and I'm launching my calendar as we speak.

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