Plans For The Pollyanna Plan- Day 304 of The Pollyanna Plan

Way back on Day 42 of The Pollyanna Plan, I wrote a post about how I felt filled with enthusiasm at the prospect of giving  creative writing a go.

I have set myself a quite a few challenges since starting this blog and have succeeded in accomplishing them most of them, but it ocurred to me today that I have let this one fall by the wayside. (Oh and the one about joining a gym, but that’s only because the gym I really wanted to join has closed down and I now get my exercise from walking the dogs every day!)

Anyway, back to the point…

Ever since I was a child, I’ve had this strong feeling that within me is a story to be told – something that I need to write and share – only I could never for the life of me put it into words.

Over the years, I’ve made several attempts at writing fiction, always starting off promisingly, only to lose my way when what I was writing just didn’t feel like the story I was meant to be telling. It’s very hard to articulate, but I guess it’s much the same as trying to find your purpose in life.

I hoped that by writing these posts every day, a spark would ignite and maybe, just maybe my story would begin to trickle out. And in a way, it has.

You see, it dawned on me today that I have at long last found my story –  something that I am hugely passionate about, something that brings me so much joy and happiness to write about.

And that story is The Pollyanna Plan.

I feel a little apprehensive writing this, as going public about something that means so much to me is really out of my comfort zone. But I’m currently re-reading the book, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, and last night I read about fear truth number 2, which says that “the only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and do it.”

So, here goes!

I am making it my intention (once I have finished The Pollyanna Plan in 61 days time) to write a book about my journey. 🙂 I can’t begin to tell you how excited, enthusiastic, inspired, joyful and terrified I am, all rolled into one.

The only thing I know for sure is that intuitively this feels right for me.


Day 304, Reason 304: Today I am over the moon and so very grateful to be following my intuition and to be breaking through the fear barrier! 🙂

(p.s I have absolutely no idea where to start with writing a book about The Pollyanna Plan, so I’d really really appreciate any advice anyone has to give me.)

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10 thoughts on “Plans For The Pollyanna Plan- Day 304 of The Pollyanna Plan

  1. Congratulations Pollyanna, on following your heart! When any endeavor comes from the heart, it’s always the right thing to do. And no matter how it turns out, it’s all perfect because you were living your bliss. You’re a good writer and have a light, witty way about you. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts as I’m sure so many others have also. You have a wonderful, uplifting and powerful story to tell.
    I’m writing a book as well and initially felt apprehensive about writing it, but I’m having fun writing it and I feel it could help a lot of people, so I’m doing it!

    I love what Michelle Dobbins posted on FB the other day. She said, “remember, if you don’t act on your dreams, you rob the world of your gifts. It’s not about just you.” I thought that was brilliant. Many times when we make something about us, we find it more difficult to put it out there, but when we realize how many we could encourage and help, it puts it into a whole new light as if now we don’t have a choice; it’s something that must be written. Of course, it’s not all as serious as that, but this helps us to get our message out there more easily.

    Now that you’ve put your intention out there, the Universe will provide you with the people, ideas, circumstances you need to write your book.
    In conclusion, I’d like to close this post with these wonderful words from Joseph Campbell-
    Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.

    Here’s to you and your next endeavor!


    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement, Nina. It means the world to me!

      The Joseph Campbell quote is my all time favourite and I love Michelle’s post too – thank you for sharing. 🙂

      Best of luck with your book – I’d love to read it one day. Please let me know when you have finished it! 🙂

      Love and hugs. x

  2. Sounds like a great idea to me! As to how to go about it, if it were me I would just start out by making a little outline of the things you think you might want to cover in the book, and put them in some sort of sensible order. Once you have a bit of structure, you might find it easier to start writing.

    Then find a consistent time of day and set a goal of certain number of pages, and just give it a go. You might find it’s easier than you think! 🙂

      1. Meant to leave the email – it is the normal @ and . etc but am typing it this way as that’s what people do;
        awritersfountain (at) hotmail (dot) co. uk
        hope that makes sense – it is just a normal email address. 🙂

  3. This is a wonderful idea. You could help so many people learn how to change their own thinking one day at a time just like you have! I hope this project brings you joy and that joy will overflow to those who read it and follow you on your journey. You’ve already blessed so many by sharing your Pollyanna plan with us. Blessings!

    1. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement, Michelle. It really means a lot to me. 🙂

      I know this project will bring me lots of joy (just as The Pollyanna Plan has) and I hope that through it I’ll be able to spread a little happiness and positivity. 😀 Big hugs. x

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