Matthew's Mind

Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly.

Don’t compare your Chapter 1 to their Chapter 20. It’s simply not fair (to you).

“But Matt, that person [insert someone you admire] doesn’t do that. Instead, they’re focused on this item and that item moving forward. They haven’t done (blank) in years!”

There’s good reason for that. It’s because (blank) was done by them years ago. Now it’s so firmly ingrained in their hard wiring, in their team and in their structure that it’s second nature. That was their chapter one, two or five. Now they’re on chapter 20, which built on every chapter before.

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Take the early or middle chapters out of To Kill a Mockingbird or Huckleberry Finn and the story ceases to exist. It can’t be constructed and loses tone, context and staying power.

Don’t compare your Chapter 1 to their Chapter 20. Instead, enjoy the chapter you’re writing now and give it all you’ve got.

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One thought on “Chapters

  1. Cathy M says:

    Love it!

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