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Today I’m sharing one of the big secrets on how I actually finished the books I’m publishing done. Ready? Brace yourself:
I got my objectives right.
See, once upon a time, I made the same mistake as a lot of writers out there. I said: “I want to be a writer!”
Which is great, but really, I became a writer the day I decided to sit down every day and write a few words. (Really, that’s all it takes. Being a writer and being anything else aren’t mutually exclusive. All it takes is to have a regular writing schedule and sticking to it.)
That did not mean that any books were getting done, though.
Because no, writing every day doesn’t guarantee finishing a book. I’ve already written about it elsewhere in the series, so I’m not going to go into it again.
The point is that it takes commitment and dedication to finish a story. Not to becoming a writer.
To finishing the story you’re working on.
That’s the objective you should be concerned with. After that, your next objective should be to finish edits. After that, to take some sort of action toward publishing your book. (Be it self publishing or finding an agent/publisher.)
Et voila! You’re a writer anyway.
But now you’re a writer with a book to sell too.
All because you put your focus in the right place.
How do you approach your writing career? Do you set short term goals? What’s your goal at the moment?