Are you writing a book? It can be a long journey from the first word to the last page. Some procrastination is natural; but too much can lead to you giving up and never completing the project.
I’ve been writing books since the late 1970s. I’d love to think that I had the creation process down pat, but each book is different. You’re always facing the blank page and occasionally, you run out of courage.
Here are four ways to stop procrastinating.
1. Eliminate Desperation: Relax, and Let Your Book Evolve
You can’t create when you’re tense. How desperate are you to complete your book? You may be extremely desperate if you’re under contract. This stress kills your creativity.
Your first step is to learn some relaxation techniques. You can find relaxation CDs and DVDs everywhere, and you can even download MP3s online.
Make daily relaxation your goal. When you stop being desperate, your creativity blooms.
2. Journal With a Purpose: Ask Yourself Questions
It’s very useful to journal about your book. Write down any and all questions you have about your book. Your questions may be related to the book’s content, to its promotion, or to other things which are going on in your life.
I like to journal early in the morning, answering a question I’ve asked myself the evening before. I’m amazed that this simple process works so well. Try it.
3. Create Space for Your Book: Sit Down to Write Every Day
Schedule your writing time every day, even if you only have 20 minutes.
Then, sit down at your desk at the appointed time. You don’t have to write, but you can’t do anything else either during this period. Disable your Internet connection — no checking email or Facebook.
4. Create a Goal You Believe in, With a Deadline
Goals without deadlines are just dreams. Create a deadline which is shorter than you think you can manage, because this will make you stretch as a writer.
Try these four simple tactics. You’ll be amazed that you write your book without procrastination.
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