A nice year-end missive from a student and coaching client:
"I actually, with little fanfare, have finished my novel (the one I was working on in your Savvy Authors class). It didn't take as much writing as I feared; it is about 75K words now. It may need a bit more, during editing, but not the major hole-filling that I was dreading and procrastinating about. What seemed to put me over the finish line was that I asked myself what I really wanted for Christmas, and it was to finish the novel. And so I did." It is such a helpful encouraging sentiment.
Also, a nice example of how the framing you give a problem can make it (much) easier or harder to solve.
Congratulations to the writer! You know who you are. 🙂