Cut Deadline Overwhelm with These Simple Steps

Cut Deadline Overwhelm with These Simple Steps

Cut Deadline Overwhelm with These Simple Steps Got deadline overwhelm? When you need to complete a project on a tight deadline or when you're running late and out of time, getting the work done can seem nearly impossible. You can't imagine how you're ever going to complete the work in time. It can also be really stressful. It doesn't matter if the deadline is self-imposed or issued by someone else. Sometimes our own personal deadlines can seem unrealistic once we get started. But surely, it can be done.   With just a few steps, you can turn a seemingly impossible project into a doable one. Here's how to beat deadline overwhelm: Map out your project. When you break a large project into small tasks, suddenly the project doesn't seem so daunting. You start to think it really is possible to complete the work on time. Instead of thinking of a big project and how little time you have to complete it, divide out the work per day. For instance,...
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3 Reasons Writers Aren’t Taking Their Novel Writing Projects Seriously

3 Reasons Writers Aren’t Taking Their Novel Writing Projects Seriously

3 Reasons Writers Aren't Taking Their Novel Writing Projects Seriously Not enthusiastic about your current work-in-progress? Have you ever set aside novel writing projects because they bored you to tears? Writing a novel is a long-term project and a huge commitment. Not only do we spend countless hours writing the thing, but we also spend more hours editing it and then marketing it. With all of the time it takes to produce a publishable manuscript, we have to love it. If we’re not in it for the long haul, all of our work and efforts will be for nothing. We’ll give up and set it aside. Some writers even quit writing altogether. So, what can we do to make sure we’re working on writing projects we love? We can do it by avoiding these reasons for why writers aren't taking their novel writing projects seriously… 1. Writing for the market. There’s nothing wrong with writing for the market, per se, but attempting to write a novel simply...
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What a Loss of Interest In Your Novel Could Mean & What to Do About It

What a Loss of Interest In Your Novel Could Mean & What to Do About It

What a Loss of Interest In Your Novel Could Mean & What to Do About It Are you coming off the new story high? You know the high you felt when you first started writing your new novel? And now you're feeling a little lukewarm about it? What's with the loss of interest in your novel? There are a number of reasons writers lose interest in their new writing projects. Let's take a look at some of them. 1. Lack of Planning Are you a pantser? I get it. It's more fun to see what words flow magically from our fingertips when we're writing by the seat of our pants. There's a special high we get with this writing method. When we go back and read what we've written and it sounds really good, it's like, "Dang. I'm good." Not to mention, a lot of successful writers write this way. And there isn't a right or wrong way to write anyway. But if you've been cruising...
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