Everyone has a book in them, or so the saying goes.
I have about three half-finished books in me - and, until only very recently, all were languishing in a long-forgotten file on my laptop.
All that changed last year, when I decided to sign up for a unique 5-day challenge to commit to starting - and more importantly - finishing at least one of my novels!
The Challenge - Commit to Your Brilliant Book - was run by the wonderful Jacqui Lofthouse, a successful author of four novels and counting, and the Founder of The Writing Coach, an international coaching and literary consultancy for writers.
I got so much out of just the challenge itself that I immediately signed up for Jacqui's year-long online literary programme - The Literary Community (formerly Inside Story).
Now, a year on, I'm 13 chapters in to one of my novels, with just four or five remaining, something I wouldn't have achieved without Jacqui's support (as well as that of the amazing community of writers in the programme).
So, if you've always wanted to write a book, or if you've started and stopped so many times you've lost count, and just need a nudge - you're in luck.
This month (January 2023), Jacqui is once again running the Commit to Your Brilliant Book - 5-Day Challenge, and she's opening the doors to the Literary Community once more.
I loved being inside the programme, much of which was down to Jacqui's incredibly kind, supportive but intelligent and insightful coaching and feedback.
So, it was such a luxury to spend some time sitting down with Jacqui for this podcast, to talk about writing, books, inspiration, the current state of the publishing industry and more.
Do have a listen - and please do let me know what you think. I know you're going to be as inspired by Jacqui as I am.
Are you ready to commit to writing your book this year?
Here are the links to Jacqui's 5-Day Challenge and her Literary Community online programme for writers.
Plus her FREE ebook: The Confident Writer
**Join the Commit to Your Brilliant Book Challenge:
**Get a free copy of 'The Confident Writer' ebook:
** Discover The Literary Community:
Let me know what you think, and also tell me how you're getting on with your writing progress. I'd love to hear from you.