Episode 196: Do Something Hard Today

Joe and I are almost foiled by technology and then a ghost in the Dingle, before moving swiftly on to today's topic: hard things. (Stop being smutty.) There follows a lurid tale in which I relive a terrifyingly hard moment so vividly my hands turn into some kind of pond creature, and Joe reveals that he actually thought I might die. (Spoiler alert: I didn't.) Why all the talk of hard things? Aha. Well. Because writing a book is hard, and doing hard things is amazing. Listen in and find out why.

Key Points

  • [3:00] Vicky is really enjoying Diana Ashworth’s writing. It is delightful, engaging, and funny.
  • [4:25] Why should you write a book?
  • [8:35] What types of hard things has Joe had to face recently?
  • [9:55] Vicky explains what Trad Rock Climbing is. You will probably die.
  • [14:45] Vicky made it to the top of the mountain and cried.
  • [16:05] You should write a book because it’s hard and it will make you realize you are completely capable!
  • [19:00] The important things in life are difficult. Renovating the Dingle is really hard work, but so rewarding.
  • [23:10] If it were easy, everyone would be doing it!
  • [25:25] Stay tuned for January! Vicky is hosting a big book launch!
  • [26:25] Vicky also has a writing retreat planned for you! 

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The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. Jemisin

Iolo's Revenge: Sheep Farming by Happy Accident in Mid-Wales, by Diana Ashworth

Atomic Habits, by James Clear

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About Vicky...

Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she's not doing that, she's hanging from a trapeze by her feet.

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