Now is the perfect time to focus on that lifelong dream of yours, the one tucked neatly away at the back of your head. The dream that you’d hope to start whenever you found time in between projects, classes and work. Book writing could seriously become a daunting and overwhelming task, don’t fret because almost all writers go through those feelings so these tips may help you out.
1. Enjoy the Process
If you’re actually looking forward to writing a book, there’s a better chance that you’ll start. The joy that you’re experiencing as you write will come across and be felt by the readers. As the saying goes life is short and the time that all of us has to write is a much shorter; don’t waste that time on a project that doesn’t bring you joy.
2. Learn More About Yourself
In case it wasn’t as fun as you expected, that’s just fine. The important part is what you’re actually trying to achieve or discover with book writing; if podcasts and sitcoms fill your thoughts while writing, take it as a sign. It all comes down to either you don’t feel like writing the book or the subject wasn’t as engaging or amusing as you thought.
3. Work Up a Sweat
Writing is basically an activity that requires minimal movement even if you use a standing desk. A lot more focus goes into writing after you’ve worked out for a bit; those that prefer writing in the morning can opt to work out in the afternoon. Take note that this will be a long term practice, an activity that goes beyond the completion of the book.
4. Continue the Magic
Maintain a pace and write every day or edit paragraphs at least. The reason behind this is to keep the writer engaged, more than 48 hours away from the project and they’ll likely lose interest.
5. Settle Even for the Smallest Windows
If your mind is already made up that 30 minutes a day will never finish the book, then you’ll never get anything done. Work with any amount of time you could spare and in a few days or weeks the minutes add up.
6. Regularly Socialize
Just because you’re concentrating on a book doesn’t mean you automatically become a hermit. A huge part of writing a novel is understanding how people behave and speak so by becoming isolated the purpose is defeated.
7. Totally Embrace Your Day Job
A handful of things are more difficult than writing and one of them is writing are you worry about your business or money. Never consider your day job as an obligation coming in second to your craft.