We all know that writing and self-publishing a book is not an easy journey. Along the way, things get harder than we anticipate them to be. Every step in the process becomes a lot more difficult than we expect.
Let’s admit that it's a lot easier to write when you are highly motivated. But how can we push through the finish line once the motivation wears off?
If you have been following me for a while now, you’ll know that I have discussed before how building habits is more reliable than motivation when it comes to achieving your writing goals.
Establish a Routine
Writing at the same time and in the same place, every day can help you develop good habits. Make writing an integral part of your day. Find out what time of the day you are most productive and try to keep that slot for your writing.
Distractions will always be your reason to procrastinate. Turn off your wifi and social media. Block off unnecessary noise such as unrelated websites, your non-writing-related emails, games, and apps on your phone. Or even a TV show playing in the background.
Set Daily Writing Goals
Aim for a certain number of words/pages per day. This quota is totally up to you. Or maybe you can start by dedicating at least an hour a day to writing, regardless of the number of words you produce. Start with having a daily goal, this will add up to weekly and monthly achievements that you'll thank yourself for.