Exercise 1: Reveal Your Story

Set your alarm for 1 hour before dawn. You are at the cusp of a new day. Is it going to go your way? Sit at a desk facing a window and write down what you are thinking. Reflect on what was good about yesterday. What was bad. How is today going to be different? Definition of insanity: repeating the same actions and expecting different results. If you want different results, you need to do things differently.

The sum of your days becomes your life story.  Begin with the end in mind. Identify your principles. Live by them as best you can. Make small edits here and there to shape your story into one you can be proud of. Romance, love, heartache, loss – how does your central character deal with these things? Is she the hero or a supporting character? Let the story unfold.