A woodsman was once asked, “What would you do if you had just five minutes to chop down a tree?” He answered, “I would spend the first two and a half minutes sharpening my axe.”Anonymous
I love that quote, a version of which was once attributed to Lincoln, but on investigation, Quote Investigator discovered, he actually never said such a thing.
I’m happy he didn’t. While I’m a big fan of Abe, I am more a fan of the simple man who gave me a new perspective on my writing, my life, and every adventure I have.
For me, the moral is; Take the time to get ready mentally, physically and emotionally. Seems to me it saves a lot of heartache in the long run.
So it’s time to pack.
If I was preparing for an easy hike climb, I’d grab my good hiking shoes, enough water to last you for the duration, some snacks, a first aid kit, a hiking pack to carry all my gear.
Preparing to climb a craft book takes no less rigor, and if you’re interested in climbing along, here’s your first Give It a Go Challenge: Pack your bags too.
Be sure to bring:
- A copy of James Scott Last Fifty Pages book–check.
- Sticky notes–check-You’ll need both large and small
- Pens, in a range of colors-check
- Highlighters, in a range of colors-check
- A notepad
- Any of your other favorite stationary supplies
- Manuscript printed out
- A blocked-out time period
- An abundance of coffee or your favorite go-to beverage
- Snacks to last the duration
Give it a Go Challenge: Now that you have your supplies, is there anything we’re missing? Share your thoughts with us all.
P.S. Next up: The Final Getting-Ready Step.