Books can be tedious. Sometimes books are a pain to write. Sometimes, no matter how passionate we are about a story, we can’t get it out. What we see in our mind, doesn’t come out as pristinely on paper. There could be many reasons, and those reasons not to write come up against our desire to say our piece.
here are three of the reasons I know of that we become stuck in our work and ways I’ve found to address them:
- IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOO OVERWHELMING!!!!!!!
if you don’t know where to start the writing: start in the end, and work backward, or in the beginning and just brain-dump anything that comes, you can shape it and polish it later
2. No big name? No publisher? No agent?
I know the feeling! But there are people who want to help us! Check out Reedsy.com!
3. It’s just hard to write for an hour (on the rare days we manage to get one!)
This one’s a real struggle, isn’t it? Try adding elements to make your experience more pleasant: Clothes that make you feel comfortable (but, not sleepy!) Music that has bite to it (movie soundtracks work for this!) Your FAVORITE, DRINKS/SNACKS cuz, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Any reward works, just make the good feelings outweigh the head smackings.
break the project down into steps that are big enough to challenge and engage as well as being DOABLE and celebrate every. SINGLE. SUCCESS!
we’ve got this!