May is National Recommitment Month. It’s a time to look back at the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the new year and recommit yourself to the things important to you. May is the perfect time to recommit to your writing projects and finally self-publish your book. Here are a few tips to get you started.
1. Make writing a habit.
You’ve heard it a million times. Writing requires consistency. It requires you to actively work on your projects every day. Otherwise writing always gets pushed to the side and replaced with something “more urgent” or “more important.” Commit to your work by setting a writing schedule. Decide how much time you can spend writing each week and when you’ll do it. Now stick to it.
2. Build a support system.
Writing is not easy work. There will be days you don’t want to write. There will be times you are convinced your work is awful. There will be days you second guess everything about your project. During those times, you need someone you can talk to and lean on for support. Whether you find an online writing group, a local writing group, or just talk to supportive friends and family, a strong support system is important.
3. Just Write.
There are a million ways to procrastinate and a million excuses of why you haven’t finished your project. Stop all the planning, researching, talking, avoiding, worrying, whatever is getting in your way. Just sit down and write. It doesn’t need to be perfect. Just let the words start flowing and worry about editing later.
I’d love to know, what writing projects are you recommitting to?
|ABOUT JODEE THAYER: With over 25 years of experience in sales and management, Jodee Thayer works as the Director of Author Services for Outskirts Press. The Author Services Department is composed of knowledgeable customer service reps and publishing consultants; together, they all focus on educating authors on the self-publishing process in order to help them publish the book of their dreams. Whether you are a professional looking to take your career to the next level with platform-driven non-fiction or a novelist seeking fame, fortune, and/or personal fulfillment, Jodee Thayer can put you on the right path.|