Now is actually the perfect time to entertain the thought of starting your lifelong dream, the one that’s always at the back of your mind. A dream that you genuinely wanted to start if ever there was time between projects, semesters 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 yourself
There’s a higher chance of you actually starting the book when you’re looking forward to writing. Beginners don’t realize at the beginning just how much of the joy they felt while writing actually comes across and is felt by the readers. Life is short and if you think about it, the time we have to write books are a lot shorter so don’t waste any more time on projects that clearly don’t make you happy.
2. Learn More About Yourself
In case it’s unenjoyable in the end, that’s quite alright. 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. There’s a small chance that writing the book is not appealing or the subject wasn’t actually engaging or amusing.
3. Work Up a Sweat
Whichever way you look at it, writing is a motionless activity no matter what kind of desk is used. 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. Keep in mind that this is long-term practice, an activity that continues even after the book has been completed.
4. Maintain the Allure
Maintain a pace and write every day or edit paragraphs at least. The main purpose here to keep the writer engaged, more than 48 hours away from writing the book changes you from a proud parent to a babysitter.
5. Work with What You Have
Thinking that 30 minutes a day isn’t enough for writing will get you nowhere. Work with any amount of time you could spare and in a few days or weeks the minutes add up.
6. Remember to Socialize from Time to Time
Don’t allow book writing, or any other similar project, transform you into 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. Don’t Forget Your Day Job
A thing that’s harder than writing is writing as you worry about your business or salary. Never consider your day job as an obligation coming in second to your craft.