2017/08/17

Get out of Your Way

Best selling author Nick Cole shares some highly profitable productivity tips for authors.
This is how you're getting in the way of You the Writer and preventing your success:
  • attempting too much at once
  • unrealistic time estimates
  • procrastinating
  • lack of specific priorities
  • failure to listen well
  • doing it myself--failure to delegate
  • unable to say no
  • perfectionism--focusing on needless details
  • lack of organization
  • failure to write it down
  • reluctance to get started
  • absence of self-appointed deadlines
  • not doing first things first 
ELIMINATE THESE OBSTACLES IMMEDIATELY NOW THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF THEM.
 Nick is on to something. Let those who have ears hear.

I advise all writers to take the time to grab a pencil and paper, sit down, and ruthlessly examine your own habits against this list. Even if you consider yourself highly productive, there's always room for improvement. Everyone should be able to write down at least one way in which he could follow these steps more closely. I did, and that's one reason I'm cutting back on my editing work to focus on my single most profitable activity: writing.

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1 comment:



  1. Thanks. I fall into a few of them. The most critical is that I don't have anyone I can share my writing a with as they're not in English.
    No matter just write to practice. Maybe if I have time I should restart my blog and post the fiction stuff

    xavier

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