How To Write A Book In Six Months

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We are often told that writing a book can be a long, drawn-out process that takes up loads of time and energy and requires serious dedication from the writer.

This is true, well almost true.

The real truth is that writing a book takes as long as it takes, but if you want to give yourself a challenge, there is no reason why you couldn’t get the first draft of your novel written in as little as six months!

Here’s how:

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Commit

Once you’ve decided this is what you want to do, you have got to give it everything. Be wholly committed to the writing process and don’t let anything get in your way. The most important thing is having determination and commitment above anything else so get yourself fired up before you begin, and don’t give up, no matter what.

Tell others

Once you’ve decided what you want to do, don’t be afraid to share your secret. Tell your colleagues, your friends, and loved ones, tell anyone who will listen. The more people you tell, the harder it will be to go back, make excuses or to lose momentum!

Make a plan

Before you start writing get all your research out of the way and have chapter outlines to help you stay focused. Making a robust plan and plotting your novel in this way will keep you going and help to make the process much more fluid when you do start to write.

Be mathematical

While many writers may argue that a book is as long as a piece of string, if you are trying to write one in a short space of time it’s good to have some idea of how long you want it to be. Say you are aiming to write a novel that’s 90,000 words. From here you can work out how many words you need to write a day in six months to get there.

Create a schedule

If you want to get a book written in six months, you need to identify precisely when you can write. Block out any available time you have and make this your writing time. Shift things around, even give up some of your other commitments if possible to ensure you have as much time as possible to write.

Just do it

You are the only one who can make this happen - you know what you have to do to get there so just do it!

So there you have it, are you up to the challenge of writing a book in six months? If you have the commitment, dedication, and energy for it then use the tips above to help you, and good luck!

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

About Bethany Cadman

Bethany Cadman is an author and freelance writer. Her highly anticipated debut novel 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers' is available on Amazon as both an eBook and a paperback. You can find it here - http://tinyurl.com/z47t8qf

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