At the beginning of any endeavor, getting going is a challenge.
Yes, there is all the excitement of your brand new shiny object – your transformational book idea.
But that excitement is quickly tempered with the reality that writing a book takes sustained effort over a period of time.
This is why building a daily writing habit is essential to your success – especially if you’re working on your first book.
If you make the effort to build excellent writing habits from the very start, writing your next book or books will be so much easier.
Motivation can fade. The excitement of this book project will wax and wane over the course of writing your book. That’s (almost) inevitable.
But a daily writing habit will guarantee your success when everything else abandons you as you travel down Publication Highway.
Set smaller goals on the way to completing your larger goal – your completed first draft.
Celebrate those wins as you achieve them.
Use a visual system to build a success chain.
Grab is a wall calendar and a set of stickers from your local dollar store.
Set a word count value for each sticker, then every time you write that many words, put a sticker on the calendar for that day.
Your goal is an unbroken string of stickers on your calendar.
Yes, motivation can be that easy.
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