How to Keep Writing When Your Finish Line Seems Too Far Away


Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog with How to Keep Writing When Your Finish Line Seems Too Far Away

Meg Dowell Writes

One of the hardest things about writing is that it’s extremely difficult to judge whether or not you’re improving or making serious progress toward your goals.

Even tracking your progress throughout a larger project makes things more complicated than it often seems they should be.

A mistake writers often make when starting new projects is “aiming high” — setting a very large and ambitious goal, such as getting a novel published — and beginning to work toward that large and ambitious goal without establishing any strategy for how to continue progressing the whole way through.

When you start working toward achieving a big project, your motivation runs high, the ideas flow freely, and you can write thousands of words without breaking a metaphorical sweat.

But all that wears off. You start to see just how far away your end goal is. You start to get discouraged, and even begin to…

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