Productivity is key to finishing a project. You probably have so many ideas in your head, plot lines for novels waiting in the wings, and thoughts of special characters dancing around your brain. I bet you have notes jotted down in places you didn’t even know you could write notes, plans for a fresh, new series of books, or outlines of a few different stand-alone novels you want to pen. All you have to do is get them written down.
Which is why productivity is key.
You have to make the most of the time you can give to your writing. If you only have twenty minutes a night to type up your brilliant story, then you have to use those twenty minutes wisely. Maybe you have two hours free tonight in order to write up the newest chapter of your novel. You know, the one where the two main characters FINALLY admit their love/beat the enemy/win the championship. Take those two hours and actually write.
Give your project life. Breathe some existence into it and provide it with some wings. Sit your butt in your chair, put your fingers on your keyboard, and type. Or put a pen in your hand and write on paper. However you make the magic happen, do that.
Don’t waste spend too much of your time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. when you should be writing.
Trust me. This pep talk comes from the bottom of my heart, the deepest well of regret, where I wish for time spent poorly back. We’ve all been there though, so I know you know what I mean. The moment we say, “Hey! I have some free time to write!” and sit in front of the computer to do so, we also are very likely to log into our social media accounts. I’ve even developed an unconscious habit of switching from Word to Chrome and bringing up Facebook before I even know what I’m doing. It’s THAT bad. So I totally understand.
Break yourself of your social media habits. Feel free to check in, say hi to your friends/fans, and reach out to the human world, but watch the time closely and don’t let it become a time suck. Your gift to the world is writing your story down so we can read it. And the more time you waste spend on social media, the more time you waste spend not working on your beloved project.
Do yourself (and the world) a favor by making the most of your productive time. We’re waiting for your masterpiece.
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