3 MORE Ways to Write (and Publish) Your Book in 2019
Just two weeks ago, I gave you three ways to make sure you write your book in 2019. ICYMI, it’s right here.
While you’re enjoying the holiday season, you can be noodling on your book’s title, content, and avatar. If you want to write your book next year, there are several ways you can make sure it gets done.
Here are three more super simple ways to make sure it gets written:
1. Give yourself a daily word count goal. Just 500 words a day, 300 days a year, results in 150,000 words. One hundred and fifty thousand words is the equivalent of three to five non-fiction books (or at least two fiction books). Five hundred words is the equivalent of a few wordy emails, which means you crank that out, no problem. This year, I wrote over 500,000 words in multiple books, and my goal in 2019 is to write 2,000 words per day, one day at a time. What’s your goal? I’d love to know.
2. Get accountability. If you already have a coach, make sure they know about your daily word count goal. Or perhaps you have a friend who is also working on their book. Exchange goals and keep each other accountable (who has to buy lunch if they don’t make it? What’s the reward if you do?). If you have a young child, tell them they get something if you reach your goal (you might have to work on shorter time frames, which is just fine). I promise you they will ask every single day (sometimes twice a day!) if you’ve done your writing yet!
3. Go ahead and have your cover designed (by a professional). I personally love to “write to a cover.” Once my cover is designed, I’m extra-motivated to get the book written. Explain your book’s concept and message, and let your designer take it from there. Sometimes it takes a few attempts to get it just right (meanwhile, you’re writing consistently and racking up the words). Cover reveals are fun, and start the conversation about your book. If your designer gives you a couple of options, do a post on Facebook and see which one your ideal prospective readers like the most.
I’ll continue this conversation in the next post, early next year. I hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and day, and the New Year is everything you want it to be!
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