The 10 Habits You Must Develop Before You Can Finish Writing a Book


Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog with The 10 Habits You Must Develop Before You Can Finish Writing a Book

Meg Dowell Writes

1. Listening to your body and mind. You can’t write when you’re not fully functional. Writing is important, but so is not writing every once in a while.

2. Treating your writing time like it’s a “real” job — which means actually writing when you say you’re going to, making checklists, and creating and holding yourself to your own deadlines.

3. Engaging in positive (but realistic) self-talk. Some days, “You’re going to write 500 words gosh darn it! I believe in you!” is going to push you over that edge and help you reach that day’s small but mighty goal.

4. Sticking to a pre-planned writing schedule. Even if you don’t “think” you’re the kind of person who needs to plan in advance, big long-term projects often require it anyway. Make it a habit — even if you don’t always like it.

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