It’s gonna happen, making it happen

It’s gonna happen, making it happen

Have you ever told yourself this will happen. It’s gonna happen. Or…We will make it happen? Yeah, me too. It’s a daily thing with me.

So, now that I have book two Yew to a Kill out, I am turning thoughts and hands to books three and four. I would love to see them both out this year.

Someone recently asked me how I managed to stay on track with getting book two out in just about 90 days…which of course led to me think about a blog post. It’s not easy folks, and fortunately for me, the book was already written. I don’t even want to imagine what would happen if I had to WRITE it, EDIT it, and PRODUCE it inside of 90 days. Not gonna happen in my world.

I know there are authors who manage this all the time, though. They are usually full-time writers who have help getting other lifestyle things managed by their hubby. I don’t have the luxury of not working a real day job, and my hubby is a cancer patient so…not gonna happen in my world.

But here are a few items that I think might aid you, if you are one of those contemplating getting a book out four times a year …

It all starts with the first line
Start with your first line…just start writing. It is a very small thing to do in reality…but offers you the best chance of success if you want to write 4 books a year. Or, less. Still takes that first line to send you off on the writing journey.

Only work on the one thing
This helps me the most when I am in writer mode. Do NOT try to promote a book, write another book, and edit a third. You should put all your focus on the task at hand. If you are writing – then write. Pick different days of the week for different tasks, or just finish the writing before tackling the other things.

Make it a habit
If you want to write, then write. Don’t talk about writing. Do it. Make it a habit every day. The first cup of coffee is spent at the keyboard. Just like I am doing now *Smile* It takes daily repetition to make a habit so get busy!

I still have company right now so I may be AFK for a few more days. June is shaping up to be a great month for readers though!

About master

Kim Smith is the author of the Shannon Wallace Mysteries, and the Mt. Moriah Series- plus, YA fantasy, and Bizarro fiction. All available on Amazon.

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