Sure it would. It would be awesome. But how?
The answer is Finishing School.
It guides you step-by-step through the process of finishing your writing project.
It works! It works so well that legendary publishing house Penguin will publish our book about it, Finishing School: The Happy Ending To That Writing Project You Can’t Seem To Get Done, in fall 2016. Co-written by me (Cary Tennis) and Danelle Morton, the book will bring this method to a large international audience. But you can start right now.
People find that after the first session they’ve refocused on their project, have decided exactly what they need to do to get it started again, and have carved out time in the week to get it done. After that first week’s success, determination and enthusiasm return. Instead of dread, you feel eager to get back to work. The buddy system of regular check-ins and the weekly group meetings keep you accountable and supported. You get more work completed than you have in months, or even years..
Finishing School is so simple and effective, people have used it for all kinds of projects: memoirs, book proposals, poetry, essay and short story collections, novels and screenplays. But anyone can use it. One woman used it to de-clutter her house; another conceived of and organized a film festival.
The method is simple. We break down every project into doable, bite-sized pieces; we schedule time to complete each piece; and we check in with a creative buddy for mutual support and accountability.
Wouldn’t it feel great to just get it done? So, just out of curiosity: What have you been putting off?
- Is it a writing job?
- A household project?
- A legal or financial matter?
- Something you have long dreamed of doing–or dreaded doing?
Whatever it is, you know you will feel a million times better once it’s done. So here’s a suggestion. Make a commitment to come to Tuesday night Finishing School in San Francisco. Or sign up for the live online version.
Finishing School is only a one-month commitment. In one month we’ve seen screenplays completed and first drafts done; we’ve seen writers have dramatic, life-changing realizations about long-term projects. Whatever your situation, you owe it to yourself–to your creative soul!–to give it a try. Because, face it, the world is full of obstacles. It’s not like the needed time and energy will magically appear one day. The part of you that needs to get this done deserves a little help.
Registration for the August session is open now. The fee, $179, is a pittance when you consider the agony of the uncompleted project. We want you to complete your project and accomplish your dream. The more happy people there are in the world, the better. So make the world a better place! Give it a shot!