Tell peo­ple your only mar­ketable skill is writ­ing, they tell you to write a book.


You tell one of those insane peo­ple who sug­gests you write a book that the only book you’re going to write is going to be about not writing.

He says, “I’d read that.”

Oth­ers agree.

You think back over your non-illustrious career, how oth­ers have not asked your advice, and you think…

Step 1: Begin your day giv­ing into any whim that strikes you, as long as it’s not writ­ing. You want to scrub your floors, tell off tele­mar­keters, watch a season’s worth of “Dr. Phil”? As long as it doesn’t involve pen touch­ing paper, go on with your bad self.