Write more short stories; start with the most interesting part–a one-sentence cliffhanger–then elaborate, draw me in.
I just watched my daughter take her first steps. So unexpected and unassuming. To her it wasn’t a monumental achievement, but rather just the next step. It wasn’t a climactic event that she worked up to but rather something that she ‘just did’ when she was ready. What monumental achievements am I already prepared for but holding myself back from ‘just doing’?