Maybe it’s the perfect time to take on that lifelong dream of yours, the one you keep tucked away at the back of your mind? A dream that you genuinely wanted to start if ever there was time between projects, semesters and work. For a lot of people, especially beginners, writing an entire book is overwhelming as it is intimidating and these tips can seriously help out.
1. Have Fun Along the Way
If you’re actually looking forward to writing a book, there’s a better chance that you’ll start. At this stage you won’t realize how much of the joy you felt shines through to the readers. As they say, life is short and the time we have to write all the books and novels we want are a lot shorter; don’t invest time in projects that you know are unenjoyable.
2. Get to Know Yourself More
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. 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. Stretch Your Muscles
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. Remember that this is already a long-term commitment, something that you’ll find yourself doing even when the book is finished.
4. Maintain the Allure
In order to keep the ideas and the magic going, be sure you write every day or at least edit what you wrote the day before. 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
Telling yourself that a meager 30 minutes a day is far from enough will hinder you from getting anything done. Work with whatever amount of time you can spare, in a couple of weeks the minutes and hours will add up.
6. Regularly Socialize
Just because you’re concentrating on a book doesn’t mean you automatically become a hermit. A considerable part of becoming a novelist or book writer is understanding basic human behavior and speak which you can’t do when you’re isolated.
7. Don’t Neglect Your Day Job
Quite a number of things are more difficult that writing and one of which is writing as you constantly worry about your business or when money will come in. Avoid thinking about your job as an obligation, oppositional to your craft.