Everything that is coming into your life you are attracting into your life. And it’s attracted to you by virtue of the images you are holding in your head…(The Secret, page 4)”
If you haven’t already seen it, The Secret is a documentary film about the power of positive thinking in which most of the interviewees look like they have either just swallowed a cap of E or are about to Save some Souls with the Light of the Lord (hard to tell those two groups apart sometimes).
I can’t say I was a huge fan of the film–it’s hard to take anyone seriously when thier pupils are dilated to the size of a frisbee– but I did appreciate the basic message they were trying to get across: that you can create anything you want in the world simply by imagining it.
And so, after watching said film several months ago, I decided to apply this idea to the one thing I have wanted most over the last few years: to complete and publish my manuscript, Kawaii: memoir of a teenage fashion model.
I started with the cover. Every night before falling asleep, I imagine how my completed book will look–the font, the subtitles, the images—everything. Recently I went one step further and actually made it.(shown right).
Of course, the whole thing might be a silly, overly optimisitic waste of time–but then, you could probably say the same things about writing. So go ahead—I give you permission—think about what your book cover would look like. And while you’re at it, you just might make it happen.