REPOSTED&UPDATED: There’s no reason to have a Plan B because it distracts you from Plan A

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The road to Plan A, had been rocky, different, and complex in many ways. I post this on February 2011. Since then I had publish 3 books, and are almost ready to release two more (Translations of the First Novel, and my most recent Non-Fiction Book, 25 Tips of Productivity in Spanish) I quit Plan A for too long, and the road to track back many of the details and add new ones had been interesting.

Do you remember your plan A? Do you remember why you went to Plan B? Are you Already on Plan C? Why?

ORIGINAL POST FEB 2011
When I was a teenager, I had a great Plan A, a Plan A that I was in love with. I was convinced that I was crazy, and I should have a Plan B. So I did went out and get a Plan B, and then a Master for the Plan B, and life went on.

It was Will Smith that said “There’s no reason to have a Plan B because it distracts you from Plan A.”

I had fun playing with my Plan B, I learn about computers, software, sales, deals, good ones and bad ones. I learn a lot, but in the process of getting good on my Plan B, I leave my Plan A apart, I forgot about Plan A, I put it in the back burner and stop paying attention.

The good news is that I found the crumbles I left to my other me to find this Plan A, and the better news was that I found it. So I begin looking for more clues on that Plan A, and I begin working hard on that Plan, and in the process I re-discover the Writer inside! The more I found and remember about Plan A, the more resentful I got about Plan B, not because was a bad one, but because wasn’t Plan A. I decided to follow Will Smith advice, and forgot about Plan B, and focus on my Plan A.

I begin tracking my daily word count per day, I did 17,931K words this January and finish my first (for the public eyes) novel. Even better, I am planning the next one, and will begin drafting on February first.

Being a Writer is one of those jobs that are hard, ungrateful and everyone think they can do. I quit on this job sometime ago, because was so ungrateful and I was afraid. I follow Plan B, succeed in other jobs, while I dreamed that someday I will be back to be a writer. I was living the Plan B, instead of killing myself in the Plan A.

Did you remember your Plan A? Are you living your Plan A or you settle for Plan B?

I regret only few things in my life, leaving Plan A behind is one of those. My plan here is to write, talk about writing, show my writings, and share the experience of bringing back my Plan A to live.

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