WRITING TIP: Just do it (for the sake of your daredevil heart)

freewritingIn a recent interview, Yoko Ono, now 80, gave this advice: “What I want to tell people most of all is if you don’t attempt to do it, you will never do it. And you don’t realize you can do it until you do it.” This goes for writing as well as for everything else worth attempting in life. Those projects we feel are too big and important, beyond our skill and our reach — these are the ones to work on, because the only way to know we can do it is to do it, however long it takes, however many half-baked attempts and mistakes we make along the way. Only the truly big and important will inspire our daredevil hearts.