The Dream to Write–the Dream to Publish
Resolutions can easily be broken–habits are for a lifetime! So, why not make writing a habit? Easier said than done, right? As a publishing coach, I speak with people often with a dream to write a book. Their dream has been hanging on for a long time in most cases. Many take courses, or hire me as a private write coach to get that dream moving. But how can you get your dream to write in motion? Obviously, you must start writing, and continue write. How can you make writing a habit?
This work is my joy. There is nothing like the exhilaration of being published for the first time. But it was not always that way for me. When working with first time authors, I have the honor and privilege of experiencing that joy and exhilaration with them. If you would like to try out my book coaching services, I offer a complimentary book coaching session, and click below to learn more about that.
For many this accomplishment is a long journey, but well worth the effort. On this journey, a writer becomes an author … a published author, and friends, family, and peers see them in a whole new light. The new published author sees themselves in a whole new light as well.
Real Benefits of Being Published
Being able to write and communicate a heart-felt message is an accomplishment and a completion of a journey. Some people are sharing fiction, or non-fiction, but communicating a passion in whatever form makes the writer a better person. Sharing deep secrets, truths, skills, or lessons to people who need to hear them, makes a writer or a person whole, complete, fulfilled. This has a way of making a person a brighter, more enthusiastic, fulfilled, and self-confident person.
The practical and financial benefits of being a published author include buidling your business and personal brand, increasing your self and net worth, and increasing your bottom line in terms of commanding speaking fees, consulting fees, and being able to give workshops and seminars, as well as raising the price on your products and services. This is easy to do once you become a pubished author and expert in your field.
Three Tips How to Make Writing a Habit
If you want to write a book, screen play, an article, or a script, you will need to start making writing a habit. Once writing is a habit the book or script write itself. I write all the time, now. People think I am super disciplined, but that is not true. I just love to write, and when I get an inspired idea, nothing can keep me away. If I am writing 10 to 12 hours a day, from the outside, it looks like I am disciplined; but I am just super inspired.
Here are three tips for making writing a habit:
- PRACTICAL METHOD: Start a journal, diary, blog, or dream notebook. Write 100 words a day. This will take about 5 minutes. Some people have amazing dreams, and keeping a dream notebook is a great way to make writing a habit. You wake up with instant writing material!
- INSPIRATIONAL APPROACH: Write a list of all the book, story, or article ideas that you have ever had! This might take a few days or weeks, but once you try this technique, you’ll quickly move into actually writing these pieces.
- PURE DISCIPLINE: This one might work for you: Set aside a quiet, regular time and place to sit and write for half an hour each day. This is too disciplined for me, but one of my writer friends who is a best-selling author with a regular full-time job, wrote 14 books in a period of 10 years by writing for half an hour before going to work each morning.
Whatever method you try to make writing a habit, decide today to “Just Write it,” and start your journey today for becoming a passionate and joyful published author.