Do you find yourself struggling to finish your book? Do you have projects that are floating around in the endless assortment of creative galaxies that make up your mind, but you can’t commit them to the tangible page?
Life gets busy. Things can seemingly work against your desire to get some serious writing done. These things we know to be true. However, that doesn’t mean the writing productivity on your end couldn’t stand to be improved upon to some degree.
Why You Need To Improve Your Productivity
If you find yourself falling short of your writing goals, the problem can indeed involve things that are completely outside the realm of your control.
But some of your problems can indeed be related to your current writing productivity. To that end, take a look at these 5 signs you should improve your writing productivity, and see how you measure up:
• You haven’t set any goals: Productivity isn’t just a matter of working hard. It’s a matter of having realistic goals, and working to achieve them. When you lack goals, you lack focus. When you lack focus, you lack productivity. Have small goals to dictate what you want to accomplish with your writing for the day. Have larger goals to dictate what you want to accomplish with your writing for the week. Take those larger writing goals, and apply them to the coming month, or even the entire year.
• You don’t have the right goals: This is somewhat tied into the point made above. Having goals is great, but do you have the right goals in mind for your productivity? More to the point, are they realistic goals? If your goals don’t feel achievable, then they probably aren’t.
• You lack deadlines: Deadlines for a book are generally only afforded to the extremely successful. When you don’t have a deadline hanging over your head, you begin to tell yourself over and over again that you can always get back on track tomorrow. And tomorrow. And tomorrow. And so forth. Create a realistic deadline, give yourself some flexibility, and stick to it.
• You’re trying to accomplish everything at once: You don’t have to write everything in a week, figure out the marketing before the book is even finished. Take your time. Maintain realistic goals and deadlines.
• What’s your work environment like? Can it be more conducive to productivity? Can you realistically change that?
Productivity is not an impossible dream by any means. You can change it.
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