A Book in Me

I found myself writing this one Sunday evening and it’s true. Of all the times I have had something to say, I finally think I have enough words to say what I want, in a way that I haven’t seen before. What stops me from taking a step forward isn’t that I am too lazy to get started or put in the work, quite the opposite. My problem is the crushing imposter syndrome.

In order to make something worth reading, I feel like that has to say something about me and my life. That somehow my life is worthy of a book and worthy of you caring. The book I have in me is part auto biographical and partially about startup equity. How to value it, how to negotiate it for it, when it matters, when it doesn’t. I have had so many good and bad stories about equity it’s hard to keep track of them, but as I started sketching it out, I found that I do have something to say, that hasn’t been said.

But aren’t there hundreds of folks more qualified than me? Hundreds, likely thousands. Why doesn’t this book exist yet? I don’t know, but am committed to take some steps to find out.

Well, it’s been 18 days since my last post. So much for once a day. Let’s see if I can get it started… now.

70 more to go.

Writing Daily

I recently read a powerful blog post So You Want to be a Writer?. It’s the best article I have read about getting started with a writing habit and this post is proof of me putting it’s power into action.

I too, have wished and longed to be a writer for a lot of the reasons that Hugh talks about in his post

  • Working my own schedule
  • Working in my underwear
  • Other good reasons

The truth is, it’s a lot of hard work. Hard enough enough that I have stopped and started many times. This post in fact, was a week a late. Go figure.

But let’s do it, let’s write every day. I will take one day off a week. That’s 88 posts. LFG