Saturday, January 19, 2013
Writer's Tip #1
What does this mean? It means I have to write 4 books in 2013.
Which leads me to Writer's Tip Number One:
DO NOT PANIC
Writer's block is a form of panic. Procrastination is a form of panic. Some people use panic to motivate them. Not me. I like to avoid panic.
Let's break it down. If you write a page a day you can write a book in a year. The secret is sometimes that one page turns into 2 or 3 or 4 because you get going and don't want to stop
In order to write four books this year I need only write 5 pages a day - every day. So as often as you've heard this - it is totally true. Sit your bum in a chair and write your one page a day every day. It becomes habit - like brushing your teeth and taking a shower.
No, this does not mean revise a page a day - but move the story forward one page a day.
How can you panic over one page? Write one page - and see what happens