Sunday, September 6, 2015

7 Habits of Successful Kindle Book Writers

The secrets to succeeding as a Kindle book writer aren’t really secrets. They are habits that can be applied to any business venture.

When you want something so badly, when you can almost taste success, it is time to buckle down and build yourself these new habits. Put yourself on the right path right now.

1. Scheduling


To succeed, you need structure. Schedule your days and decide on when you will be writing and when you will be doing other things. Some writers like to schedule one large block for writing each day while others will schedule in two smaller blocks of time each day. How you schedule in your writing time depends solely on what works best for you.

2. Set Priorities


Decide each day what needs to be done. Decide what is important to you and work on it. Writers can easily get caught up in distractions, such as posting to Facebook and Twitter, but neither of these activities will help you reach your ultimate goal of being a successful Kindle book writer.

3. No Multi-Tasking


You can’t do everything at once. Studies show that people who multitask get less done than people who focus on one project or task at a time. If you have to write articles and work on your book, plan to spend a designated time solely on the articles and another block of time just on your book.

4. Include Breaks


Taking breaks are just as important as the work itself. Some writers prefer to work for 45 minutes and then give themselves a 15 minute break to do other things, such as tackle the dishes. Plan for breaks and you will undoubtedly see an increase in your production levels, as well.

5. Eliminate Distractions


Turn off all notifications as you prepare to work. If you work in a home office, put up the do not disturb sign or implement a closed door policy where no one is allowed to disturb you while the door is closed. If your home or neighborhood is noisy, wear earplugs.

6. Set Goals


Set daily goals, such as page or word count goals. Keep your ultimate goal in mind all the time: to be a successful writer. Remind yourself daily that you are working towards this goal and let it motivate you.

7. Reward Yourself


Reward yourself for all the things you accomplish each day. For example, when I reach my daily word count, I reward myself by watching a favorite show on Netflix. Quite a few of my writer friends reward themselves with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Finishing a book should be rewarded with something a bit more special, like going out for dinner or having a clam bake.

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