One thing that keeps me going on a project that seems endless is the fact that my characters or the story itself won’t leave me alone. If that happens, then you have an invested motivation to keep plugging at your book until it’s finished.
Being able to say they’ve written a book is, if we’re being honest, what most aspiring writers really want. Which is understandable — the first time I ever finished writing something, I wanted to tell everyone I knew and didn’t know. And I probably did.
It’s not that writers don’t enjoy writing. They often just … don’t want to do the work. Or they do a bunch of work and don’t feel like they’re any closer to meeting their goals.
Writing a book isn’t just about having an idea and saying you’re going to do it. You actually have to take this thing one day at a time until you’ve actually done it. Which is, uh … difficult. But totally possible all the same.
How do you get from “I’m going to write a book” to “I wrote a book!” when everything that happens between those two events seems slow…
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