Have you ever heard of those crazy authors who quit their day jobs to write their book and they would write inside of their book for 8-10 hours at a time?
How many of you NEED your day job?
Perhaps you’re running a business (like I am) and cannot – under no circumstances – take 8-10 hours every day to write!
I get it!
So what is a person to do when you feel like you’re drowning in time right now and you want to write your book, but you don’t have 8 hours to spend on a book?!
I got you back, my overwhelmed writer friend! Today I am going to show you tactics that I have used and other authors like me have used to write our books without stress or worry. It’s November, when means we are in National Novel Writing Month where we are challenged to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Whether you’re in this challenge or not, I want to show you my easy steps to successfully writing two books in one year without headache, stress or worry about time, family or life interruptions.
Set it in your calendar
First thing first: You need to set a time inside of your calendar. I have interviewed 10 authors for my book and each and every one of them said the exact same thing: They all had to put writing inside of their calendars. They set an appointment in their calendar just like they were meeting a potential client or going to get a massage. You wouldn’t miss that, now would you? No! Setting up a time and a day in your calendar is the first step you MUST make in order to be a successful, worry-free writer.
Yes, you need to use that handy skill called Time Blocking. When you’re writing a book, you need to be setting time aside for your book writing, just like the time you set aside to eat, go grocery shopping or even to work on your business. How much time do you need to block out? Whatever time you can commit too. It doesn’t matter if it’s 5 minutes or 30 minutes. And it also doesn’t matter if you choose to write 7 days a week or 3 days a week. Your book will get done if you write 10 minutes, 3 days a week. That is exactly how I wrote two books in one year.
This is so important and I cannot believe many people will skip right over it! Write in your productivity zone! If you work best in the morning, set your appointment with yourself in the morning to write. If you’re an night owl, then do it at night! I find that if I don’t write in my productivity zone, I will procrastinate and be lazy about it.
No matter what, you need these three simple skills to begin writing your book. Without them, you’re floundering and you won’t remain consistent and you’ll book with either not come out or will take years to write.
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