Focus is your super power as an author. It will multiply the effects of all your tasks. Finding the reserves during a trying day can be hard, but focusing is what leads to your success.
Writing is the most primary of tasks, as it will produce the books you can then sell. Assuming your books run 60,000 words, and your chapters run about 2,000 words, this works out to one chapter per day to produce a book per month.
Without focus and drive, how else are you going to produce these books?
Set aside the entertainments you indulge in, and focus on the words. So, what if you do not know where the story is going. Start writing the first sentence, and then the next. Discover the story as you write if need be, but regardless, write.
Your focus should be set to the story at hand, first thing in the morning start thinking about your story. Focus on the next scene, or three, that needs to be written. When you know that, start writing. If it comes out wrong, you can fix it in editing, but it most likely will not.
After editing, no one will know which scenes were written with ease, and which required hours of staring at the screen. But without the focus on the story, no one will ever read it.
This came about as a journal to myself. This is a series of tough love lessons that helped me on my own journey as an author.
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Struggling to make your writing dream a reality?
Can’t find the fire inside to finish that book?
Worried no one will want to read your book?
It’s time you Slay Your Dragon!
This is not another craft book. Or yet another, writer, writing about writing.
Slay Your Dragon: a Motivational Guide for Writers is a series of daily meditations from Nicholi A.K. Baldron.
This book was produced using his own personal journal of tough love feedback to himself.
Follow along and see what he told himself to become an international bestseller in Fantasy and Mystery.
WARNING: This book is not intended for those with a sensitive disposition, there are several other excellent books that are less blunt. Instead, I have published this for fellow authors like myself, who need to be called out for their possible hubris and sometimes thick-headed nature.