You mustn’t wait
To be ready
Or you’ll be waiting your whole life
The small foal launches
Trembling he totters
Bravely he wanders
After his Mum
If he had stayed curled
Frightened on the grass
Waiting for the nerves to pass
He doesn’t have the choice
The small horse.
Instinct propels him up
And it propels us too
But if we’re honest
We spend too much time
About all that can go wrong
So we wait
And we wait
Instead of rocketing upward
Don’t wait to be ready
Don’t wait for the nerves to pass
That’s what small horses do
And we should too
We should just begin
I’ve published my first two books in the last month.
Perhaps you’re thinking “well that sure looks like a small horse rocketing to me…”
Actually it was several years of lying in the grass – curled
Was I ready
Perhaps I would wait until…and this “until” included a list as long as my arm
Then I watched that Utube video by Mel Robbins (see this post) I began to move on things that had been waiting for too long due to indecision.
There has been a few repercussions
My book covers which I loved like new born babies when I first made them apparently scream amateur
A lovely lady reached out to me on Instagram and said “your words are too beautiful to be in generic Amazon covers) go here (Canva) and here (Pixabay) use these to make new covers
I did and I’m so pleased with them. The digital versions were immediately fixed – the updated covers appear now on Amazon.
I love them!
And the good thing is when I get tired of them – I can simply update again.
As I said still working on the paperback. If you have bought the paperback versions don’t worry – when I’m famous those first editions will be worth a mint.
I wouldn’t have made this rookie error if I hadn’t published my books but then
I wouldn’t have published my books because I would still be going around in circles
I read words somewhere that go like this
“She took the leap
And she made her wings on the way down”
Just get out of the cage of procrastination and into the air – build as you go.
This image is from Pixabay and is free to download and use as are all their images – within parameters
My music is bought or rather the licence to use it is – from Artlist
All the film clips – I have bought a yearly licence and can use whatever I want – Artgrid
And the header image is a doc produced in Canva (amazing design app) which you can use for free but I prefer to buy a subscription, then I can easily use whatever I want
Yes it costs but it’s the only ethical way to go. I had a bit of guilt over two Pinterest images so Pixabay will fill my creative void in the photo department
A hope that bit of info helps some of you out – pay it forward and never stop helping those around you to do their best work