“Fantasize about yourself living the writing life that you want to have. See yourself doing very specific things (Where do you live? What does your writing space look like? What are you writing? Who is reading it? What do they say about it?) and do not edit yourself in any way, either by limitation of what you ask for, or by judgment of it. Just have a waking dream about achieving the things you would like to . . . . Remember, the first step in getting what you want is knowing what it is.”
Elizabeth Berg, Escaping into the Open (NY: Harper Collins, 2000), 18.