I know I was in my own way, too. Treating it like a job might seem like it would take away the joy and feeling of play, but it didn’t for me. It just meant that I did it more often (eventually daily), and began to finish things.
If you’re reading this, chances are you want to write a novel. Whether it’s a goal you’re actively working toward, a regular New Year’s resolution, or the biggest item on your bucket list, you’re in good company. Millions of people desire to tell their stories … and yet only a small percentage of them actually do. Whatever the reason — fear, procrastination, lack of inspiration — most novels die unfinished in the minds and hard drives of aspiring authors like you.
I’ll say it again: you’re not alone. I’ve been there, too.
Ever since I learned to write, I wanted to be a storyteller. In second grade, I realized that I could write books for a living when I grew up, and from that moment on, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. However, even with my career goal set, it took me years to write my…
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