Dear Ms. Me,
I know your heart has a million and one things going on. You are letting go of some things right now and learning to allow others in. That’s good! It’s okay to be a little hesitant at first but don’t let fear hold you back. The biggest thing other than school and your beautiful children (who grow up to make you very proud by the way) is the awesome novel you’re getting ready to write.
Now I know you are excited and terrified at the same time BUT go for it! Don’t worry about being perfect right away remember they’re only looking for quantity right now. So, get plenty of rest this month and get ahead on your class work as much as possible so you’ll have plenty of time to write. Set a goal to write at least 2,000 words a day. Write about whatever you want don’t hold back of course not everyone will appreciate your subject matter but you’re not writing for everyone to enjoy it you’re writing to say you did it and so some will enjoy it. Take all those crazy thoughts you have and silly reenactments you do at home when no one is looking and put them in the book. All those silly characters you come up with when you’re absolutely bored out of your mind, use them to fill up this novel. It doesn’t have to make sense at first just reach the finish line with at least 50,000 words.
I know how you like to come up with excuses when you get scared you won’t finish something. But remember you always pull it off under pressure. You can do it! Just have a little bit more faith in yourself and forget whoever doesn’t.
Write this novel because if/when you do. You will have started the first step to a new life that you never imagined you’d have. You will be a best seller one day. By the way I’m retired and that book is only one of the ones you will write that will be apart of the residual income I’m living off of. Let me tell you now social security doesn’t get that much better so you’d better get ready for this book so I can live without worrying about the governmental security net.
Think POSITIVE MS. ME!