Book Writing Tips to Finish a Novel in 30 Days
Now is the perfect time to focus on that lifelong dream of yours, the one tucked neatly away at the back of your head. The very dream that you promised yourself you’d tackle in between projects, semesters and work but didn’t get around to it. For a lot of people, especially beginners, writing an entire book is overwhelming as it is intimidating and these tips can seriously help out.
1. Have Fun Along the Way
There’s a higher chance of you actually starting the book when you’re looking forward to writing. Beginners don’t realize at the beginning just how much of the joy they felt while writing actually comes across and is felt by the readers. As they say, life is short and the time we have to write all the books and novels we want are a lot shorter; don’t invest time in projects that you know are unenjoyable.
2. Get to Know Yourself More
Let’s say that you didn’t have fun like you expected, that’s quite alright. Consider what you’re trying to discover in writing a novel or embarking in any project; when you’re longing for podcasts and sitcoms then maybe reconsider the project. It all comes down to either you don’t feel like writing the book or the subject wasn’t as engaging or amusing as you thought.
3. Stretch Your Muscles
Writing is basically an activity that requires minimal movement even if you use a standing desk. A lot more focus goes into writing after you’ve worked out for a bit; those that prefer writing in the morning can opt to work out in the afternoon. Keep in mind that this is long-term practice, an activity that continues even after the book has been completed.
4. Maintain the Allure
Maintain a pace and write every day or edit paragraphs at least. The reason behind this is to keep the writer engaged, more than 48 hours away from the project and they’ll likely lose interest.
5. Accept the Small Windows
Thinking that 30 minutes a day isn’t enough for writing will get you nowhere. With whatever extra time you have, work with it and in a few week the minutes will add up.
6. Remember to Socialize from Time to Time
Just because you’re concentrating on a book doesn’t mean you automatically become a hermit. A huge part of writing a novel is understanding how people behave and speak so by becoming isolated the purpose is defeated.
7. Totally Embrace Your Day Job
A handful of things are more difficult than writing and one of them is writing are you worry about your business or money. Avoid thinking about your job as an obligation, oppositional to your craft.