Chris Baty was one of the founders of National Novel Writing Month. He’s now become a full time author and public speaker.
1) Follow your heart. Don’t write the book you feel you should write. Write the book that excites you.
2) Know that the books that inspired you to write started out as craptastic first drafts. Don’t be discouraged by the quality of your early drafts. They’ll get better over time.
3) Turn writing into a social activity. The sound of other people writing will make you want to write. Find other folks who are working on books and pick one night a week (or more!) to get together and write.
4) Use mini-deadlines to break up large, daunting projects into smaller, achievable tasks.
5) Remember that completion is more important than perfection. You have a lot books left to write. Get this one done and move on to the next.
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