Top three excuses for NOT writing your first novel
Business owners, speakers, and personalities - it seems like nowadays everyone wants to write their book and become an author. What's the difference between an author and you?
Authors are published.
Are you thinking about writing a book? Have a story you want to tell? Maybe you've grown up in an abusive household, have journeyed across the globe or started out as a child in a poor family and have become wealthy and successful; whatever the story in which you hold inside of you cannot be shared or validated until you place your thoughts, feelings, and storyline from your head onto a piece of paper.
I hear many excuses for why people don't write their book. Here are just a few:
Excuse #1 I don't have the time
I listen to this excuse a lot! My question to you is, how many hours of television or social media do you engage in per week? Do you game? How much of your time does gaming take up in a week?
Time is similar to money in that when you analyze what you do with either time or money; you can realize what items or categories you can cut out or reduce to make your time or money more effective. Look at what you are doing during the week - write down what you are doing with your time each day for a week and see how many hours you can change.
If you're on social media for two hours a day, you can instead use that two hours a day to write your book - that's 14 hours per week! That would make a dent in your book, and, over time, you will have a finished novel.
Excuse #2 I don't like to write
Many people say they don't want to write or have writer's block. If either is the case, you can hire a ghostwriter to work with you weekly to keep you accountable and to fill-in on the parts of writing which you don't like. Your ghostwriter can interview you, you can record your book on audio for your ghostwriter to use, or you can record video for your ghostwriter. There are many options for you to choose from when you are working together!
Excuse #3 I have kids
Do you believe every author who is out there doesn't have (or didn't have) kids at the time of their publication? The picture of the single author, sweating away at writing their book in a cabin, is a dramatized version of what happens with most writers. I have heard about writers who have children. How do they find the time to write? They will write before or after their kids go to bed. Writing a book is a big commitment; however, if you want to get your book was completed, getting your book written little bites at a time is an effective way to finish your novel.
Remember, "someday" is not a day. Putting your dream of writing a book off until tomorrow means you're not committed. Commit yourself today and take your first step toward becoming a published author!
If you'd like to inquire about hiring a ghostwriter to assist you in your journey, you can contact me at Write For You by making an appointment on my online calendar for a free 15-minute consultation. I'd be glad to answer your questions to see if hiring a ghostwriter is right for you!