you start writing your book and quit? Yes, I know you're not
a quitter. Like many of us, you may make some simple mistakes
that block your book's progress and success. Correct the following
mistakes; complete your book and prosper:
6 Failure to keep going after life interrupts.
It is a common challenge to find your place after being interrupted
by family, work and daily life. After all that’s why many
think you must get away to get it done effectively. Yet, there’s
hope for those who can’t get away or choose not to. Successful
writers all over the world use the tracking approach. They succeed
because they commit to doing a little each day.
Set yourself up for success; use the tracking approach. The
most popular method to use for tracking is time. Time is the
method where you commit to a writing a certain amount of time
each day. With the cumulative factor involved your commitment
doesn’t have to be that much.
example, to accomplish my book writing goals I commit to writing
one hour a day in a.m. (my most productive time.) With this
method don’t be overly concerned about how much you write,
just keep the time commitment.
7 Failure to find writing rhythm
You don’t have to write each chapter one after the other.
If you get stuck on chapter two, you could be stuck a very long
time. This type of thinking comes from grade school where we
are ritually taught to do everything in order.
you have been thinking that way stop right now, no need to raise
your hand. You have my permission to work on whatever chapter
moves you or you feel passion bubbling for at the moment. Feeling
stuck on a chapter, try another. There you have it now go with
Don’t become chained to writing in order. Jump around
and fill in the blanks. Review your chapters and whatever subject
or topic you most drawn to, begin there.
8 Failure to push past writer's block
I am stuck. I have to stop writing until I feel it again. Unseasoned
writers may play the martyr, give up and try again another day.
We would never get it done like that. When you get stuck simply
close that chapter, pull out your chapter outline and choose
another chapter. Choose a topic from that chapter and begin
Maintain your momentum. Don’t give in to writers block.
Move on to work on the chapter you feel passion bubbling for
at that moment.
9 Failure to turn off editor mindset when writing
newbie and seasoned writers are perfectionist. When writing, they
feel the urge to stop and change something every few paragraphs.
Or they finish a page and want to perfect it before continuing.
Turn off your editor voice while writing your first draft. Your
goal should be to get the message on paper.
Avoid re-writing during your first draft. After your message
is written completely out, then you can turn the editor's voice
back up. It's true successful authors rewrite and organize their
ideas for the strongest impact.
in the beginning stages of writing your book, concentrate on finishing
each chapter. Use later writing sessions to self-edit. When it's
time to edit, check your ideas for flow, grammar, spelling, and
chapter endings. Work on your chapter titles and lead in introductions.
10 Failure to ask for help
writers are natural loners. So it's no surprise when they fall into
thinking, "I have to do it all myself." Do your research
and reading time apart from your writing sessions. You may be able
to ask your spouse, a teen-aged son or daughter, a friend to help
with your research. Know when to let go of your chapters and book.
Don’t self-edit and pick your book apart word by word.
Learn to use your skills at the highest level possible. Some of
the mechanical tasks of proofreading ask a family member, part-time
employee or again a friend to help. After you have done the best
job you can with your manuscript, don't be afraid to pass it to
a professional. Learn to delegate faster and faster.
You may not make all of these mistakes. Yet one or two will
stop your book dream in its tracks. Your audience is waiting.
Implement the above solutions, get your book written, release
it to the world and prosper.
Brown, known by many as the Book Coach, “teaches
experts and professioals who are impacting the world how
to uplevel their message and mission with a saleable book.”
Using her signature book 'Write Your Best Book Now' and
writing course '100 Days To A Book', she is practicing
what she preaches. She enjoys reading novels, writing
books and collecting movies especially girlie movies...More
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