How is your book coming along? Not very fast? Maybe you need more butt on chair time. How much time are you actually putting into writing your book? Are you actually writing during your scheduled writing time? There are so many questions to ask yourself.
For those who want writing as a full-time career and not just as a hobby, you need to treat your writing like a job. Even Hemingway committed to getting in 500 words a day.
Some days you might not feel like writing. If you don’t, do you push yourself through it? Do you make up for it another time? Do you just count it as a loss? To be professional you need to do one of first two. Otherwise you will never have a product to sell. Without a product, there is no income. Without an income, it’s a hobby.
I talked about writing my next book for a year. I have already published six books, yet all I did was talk about the next one. I didn’t do any butt in chair time because it wasn’t scheduled or I made a great excuse. Guess what, after a year I still don’t have a book.
I don’t have a new product to sell. Without that product, I’m not growing my business.
What I did to remedy that was schedule writing time this month. Unless I’m sick, my butt is in the chair and my hands are on the keyboard. Guess what – my book is now coming together.
If you want your book to be finished, you too need to schedule butt in chair time.
How about you? How is your book coming? What are you going to do to improve this?
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