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Writers: Do You Procrastinate? Make it a Priority to Write Your Book
So you’ve taken the plunge and started writing a book? Congratulations on taking the first step. But now you have to find ways to keep yourself motivated to keep going. If you’re like most people that are trying to write a book, you started off strong and very excited and motivated to write—you couldn’t wait to sit down and start plugging away. You finished the outline and maybe even got through the first chapter without a problem. Then life happened.
Work got busy or maybe your family needed you. Maybe you just needed a vacation and your book went into a file on the computer that you haven’t looked at in weeks. It happens to thousands of writers—after the initial motivation wanes, finding time to write gets more and more difficult. But if you don’t want your book to become just used space on your hard drive, you need to stop procrastinating and get motivated to write that book.
If you’re looking for time to write, consider the following strategies.
1. Finding versus Making Time
2. Put Writing on Your Schedule
3. Get Away from Distractions
4. Give Yourself a Deadline
5. Chart Your Progress
Making Your Writing a Priority
Melinda Copp is a writing coach, ghostwriter, and book editor who specializes in helping aspiring authors reach their writing goals. Sign up for her free e-zine at www.FINALLYwriteabook.com, and get a free special report!
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