- By Earma Brown
- Published 04/30/2009
- Rating: Unrated
Do you dream of a book with your name on it as author? You’re not alone, if you do. Researchers say 81% of us have a book dream hidden in our heart. Yet many never accomplish this lofty goal, leaving only a select portion that go on to write a saleable book. If you’re anything like I was, you sincerely want to write your book but lack the focus and know-how to bring it to fruition. For years, I stumbled around this secret (I’m about to share with you) with little results. I used the stop and start system that didn’t work. You know the system of getting excited, starting your book, telling everyone you know that you’re writing it and then life happens. You lose focus and stop writing the book. The manuscript goes into a drawer along with your high hopes and dreams of becoming an author. It’s probably no news to you but that system never helped me reach my goal of a completed manuscript. Then one magical day, I discovered how to write a book in 100 days or less. I set a goal (not the 100 day goal that came later.) The point is I set a goal, accomplished it and never looked back. It could be a 30 day, 48 day or 90 day goal. Whatever works for you will do. Now, you can join that elite group of aspiring authors that write their book to completion in a few short weeks. Here’s a few tips that will help you feel the magic, get started and reach your goal of a completed successful, saleable book manuscript in 100 days or less. 1. Develop a plan. Remember, rarely anyone reaches a goal without a plan. This statement is trite but true; failure to plan is equivalent to planning to fail. Develop a plan for how you are going to complete your book in the following weeks. If you’ve never written a book before, get a plan from someone who’s been where you want to go. Sign up for a book writing course or hire a book coach. Your plan is your roadmap to success and profits.
2. Make a commitment. Prepare your mindset. Do a reality c
heck. Don’t believe those who say you can write a book with little or no effort. If that were true, everyone would be accomplishing it, right. It’s a doable goal but it’s going to take some work, maybe even hard work and commitment on your part. Write your commitment down on paper. I’ve found nothing crystallizes your intentions better than writing them down. Make a written commitment and watch the will and determination to finish follow your action. 3. Prioritize your book project. Take it off the back burner. Move your book’s completion into your top 3 priorities. Set up a regular time schedule to write. Keep your commitment and allow the cumulative effect (doing a little bit at a time) to build. Even so, unless you want it to take years to write, you must schedule 15-20 hours writing time each week. For example, you could write 2 pages in an hour a day and have a short book in weeks. 4. Avoid over checking progress. An important key to achieving your book within the 100 day goal is to not focus on the results while you are working. It’s kind of like when one is trying to lose weight and always checking the scales. It works against your momentum. Just keep writing each day of your schedule until the 100 days is up or you finish. This way there is less chance for a break in your momentum as you see how close or how far you are from your goal. 5. Stop taking breaks too early. Don’t be so easy on yourself. As soon as one sees progress there is a natural tendency to relax. We want to put our feet up and take a break. No, don’t do that. Your goal is not achieved yet. After the 100 days is up and your book manuscript is complete, treat yourself. Take a few days off; celebrate. Then you can start your next 100 day project.
Don’t put it off any more. Take your dream off the shelf. If you wait, you can be this time next year without making your dream of writing a successful book come true. You have the plan, the knowledge and the solution. Now write it all down. Your audience is waiting. Use the magic of a 100 day goal and write a successful book. Make it different. Make it count. Make it yours.
Are you ready to get started writing your book in next 100 days or less? Go get my free 7 lesson mini-course Jumpstart Writing Your Book! You can get instant access to this ecourse and other How to Write a Book tips at the http://www.bookwritinghelp.com web site From Earma Brown, 14 year author and book writing coach
by Earma Brown