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Write Your Book Now and Conquer the Giant Called Procrastination

Aug 18, 2007
Write your best book now! Have you been guilty of procrastinating on your book project, lately? Many writers get hung up with wrong thinking about writing and completing their books.

Knowledge and know-how can be formed into easy steps that will destroy the power of procrastination. Using the amazingly easy steps below writers can conquer the giant procrastination and speedily write their best book now:

1. Maintain your momentum.
Unseasoned writers may play the martyr and push through just to put something on paper or give up and try again another day. We would never get it done like that. When you get stuck simply close that chapter; pull out your chapter outline and choose another chapter.

Don't give in to writers block. Move on to work on the chapter you feel passion bubbling for at that moment.

2. Rewrite and Re-organize.
Be a professional. Don't be lazy and save all the editing for your editor. Make your manuscript the best it can be. My advice is to avoid re-writing during your first draft.

Concentrate on finishing each chapter then use your tracking time to self-edit: Check your ideas for flow, grammar, spelling, and chapter endings. Work on your chapter titles and lead in introductions.

3. Learn to Delegate.
Don't succumb to the idea that you have to do it all yourself if you want it done right. Discern your talents and delegate the rest. Know when to let go of your chapters and book. Don't self-edit and pick your book apart word by word.

Learn to use your skills at the highest level possible. Some of the mechanical tasks of proofreading ask a family member, part-time employee or again a friend to help. Let go faster and profit sooner.

4. Work Efficiently.
Embrace technology. If you don't know how something works, find out. Take a class. Read articles. Learn how to use your software to make things easier and faster. At least take the time to learn about the shortcuts in your current software. Welcome to the new millennium! Remember, don't run from technology; make your software work efficiently for you.

5. Print Out and Back Up Daily.
Don't believe a computer crash can never happen to you. Save your work somewhere besides your computer hard drive, floppy disk, cd, DVD. Make a hard copy of your manuscript. Print out changes as you work.

Even so, nothing can happen until that first draft is completed. Procrastination is ultimately based on fear of failure. It has stopped countless of book projects and stolen the vision of many more.

Don't allow procrastination to become a giant towering over your book dreams. Go now; sign-up for a free course, pin-point your topic, write your table of contents or simply write your first draft.

Whatever you do, do it now and release your important message to the world. Best wishes for your greatest success yet.
About the Author
Earma Brown, 12 year author and business owner helps small business owners and writers who want to write their best book now! Earma mentors other writers and business professionals through her monthly ezine "iScribe." Send any email to iscribe@bookwritinghelp.com for free mini-course "Jumpstart Writing Your Book" or visit her at http://www.bookwritinghelp.com
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