Building Momentum: How Small Steps Lead to Big Book Writing Success

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones -Confucius

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones


You don’t write an entire book in one sitting. You write a book one small piece at a time until your first draft is complete.

This is why #NaNoWriMo is my favorite annual writing event. It opens the doors of possibility for anyone who wants to write a book. Writing 50,000 words in 30 days is possible for everyone, provided you write an average of just 1,667 words per day.

We carry one small stone at a time, to use Confucius’ analogy.

NaNoWriMo also effectively applies the Tortoise and the Hare principle.  When you write 1,667 words each day, you get the job done easily. One massive side-benefit is that you build a daily writing habit in the process.

Consistent daily effort gets words written.

Now let’s apply that principle to selling our books. 

When we design a marketing roadmap for success for our book, we determine every action we must take, when we must take them and why.  Add our daily effort and success is sure to follow.

Persistence is your friend in the book marketing process, just as it was your friend during the writing process. Share on X

A train expends an enormous amount of energy to get its wheels to turn, but it takes very little to keep it going.

Like the train, once your book marketing efforts get moving, forward momentum is easy to maintain.

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