Do you struggle with actually finishing the full draft of writing Your Manuscriptyour manuscript? If so, you are not the only one. It can be a lot harder to finish the job without getting distracted.
Why Don’t Many Authors Finish Their Book, is the question—
If you’re someone who keeps changing projects when you get bored or stuck, we need to find a solution to this problem, and it might be different than you think. Many of us know and have experienced this situation before. We have fantastic writing prompts for the story and are so motivated to sit down and write a book, but we kind of hit the midway point and then stop abruptly.
So, why does this happen? —Most writers are going through the process of writing and publishing a book, and without the right procedure in place, it’s easy to lose balance and end up with only half a manuscript thrown in a desk drawer somewhere collecting dust, don’t know how long.
How to Finish Writing?
You’re ready to take the leap and finish what you have started. Maybe you have struggled for a few months, or perhaps you have been trying to finish your writing for years—
Consider these tips to help you “Finish your Book.”
*Baseline—The best way to end a project—correctly and quickly, is to have a plan—that’s your baseline. Even though authors say they don’t outline, the first draft is an outline in itself. Some authors like every detail, planned before they begin writing, while others feel that outlines make their stories better. You can write an extremely detailed one with the essential bullet points of the ideas you want to cover.
*Time your Writing—A great way to stay productive is to set the timing to develop a habit of writing. Write a timetable of which days and times you will write and how long will write every session. Keeping time for drafting, editing, cover and interior design, release and marketing, etc., will help you coordinate the steps that require other people.
Trying to self-publish might be more expensive than you think. Take some time to research the possible costs of publishing a book. Check out how much the expense will be and then set up the savings plan to be sure you can cover these costs. Let’s say you don’t take the time to budget for book production and save ahead of time; then you may end with a charge you were not expecting.
* Genuine Goals—-Be honest and logical, and only set those goals, for which you have a chance of achieving. While you can find ways to write faster to make the most of that writing time, you still have to set reasonable goals. It is very disheartening never to be able to reach your planned goals.
*Writing Burnout—Your first instinct when confronted with writing burnout is usually to stop writing. So, “Never stop writing”. Realize that it isn’t you or your writing–it’s the project. Don’t let too much time slip away that you get too far away to return.
Talk to yourself about—
- Whom are you writing?
- Wherefrom, does your inspiration come? and
- Why is that so important to you?
Write down your desires and drives and hang it somewhere you can see and remind yourself. Do not let yourself get burned out before you can finish your project.
Promise yourself that you’ll get back to work and set a specific time to do so.
Every ‘Publishing Strategy Partner’ provides a solution to the publishers that are creative, customizable and carry the quality.
So, be ready to start—and of course, most certainly — finish your book?