How to write a book in a month
Could it be that it’s just time? The time has come to realize that long-cherished dream. You know the one at the back of your head. Your promise to yourself that you’d tackle it next time you weren’t busy with work, school, or significant others.
National Novel Writing Month takes place in November. Whether it’s a book about your life, business, or anything else you want, this is the perfect opportunity to write it. As NaNoWriMo is abbreviated, the goal is to write 50,000 words by 11:59 p.m on the last day of November. You will not be alone if starting a book scares you.
Don’t research too much!
A novel, business book, or short story cannot be written without research. But first, find out if you enjoy writing. Your writing window should be devoted to the act of writing. It is possible to lose the joy of words by thinking too much about them. It’s important not to overwork yourself when you’re a writer. It’s all about putting your heart into it purely and not forcing anything. It will all come naturally.
Eliminate the distractions around you
Turn off your phone. The browser should be closed. It only takes a pen and paper. If you use word processing software, use that. Wi-Fi is something you don’t need. There are distractions everywhere in today’s world – know your limits. Don’t be distracted by others, sit alone, or vice versa if you must. Writing is about discovering your own style and figuring out what works best for you – everyone approaches it differently.
Envision the end goals
Inevitably, authorship will sometimes feel like a fruitless task, no matter how much you love your work. Visualizing ideal outcomes -How will the book cover look? On the acknowledgement page, who would you like to thank? The ability to endure rough patches can help. Thinking about the future can motivate you to carry on and produce what you are capable of. It is all a constant drive for every writer – you are not alone here.
As well as writing, you can improve your craft by reading extensively. You will encounter passages where authors have attempted to execute similar types of scenes–or failed to do so. In either case, you’re learning. For every writer, it is a steep learning curve – you are creating something new and looking at the work of other authors can always be helpful. It can help you figure out where you want to go!
Unfortunately, there is no step by step guide to follow your dreams, only you can make it happen. You know your strengths and your weaknesses and you must abide by these to reach your goals. Keep going and always have confidence and faith in your own abilities. If you truly want to make it happen, then you will do that. You are the only one standing in your own way. There is always a novel at the end of the tunnel if you just keep going.
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