How to stay Enthusiastic? For real? Well, being an author needs a courageous spirit, tons of confidence and the guts to stay on track each time you feel like quitting. Shortly, this Blog post is meant to get you back on track and allow you to re-embrace the enthusiasm within you.
1-Join a community of authors
Seeking genuine support can be a bit challenging. However, if you’re looking for support within a group of like-minded people, having common goals and challenges; you won’t feel disappointed. Whenever you feel sore, and you can’t lift that weight, ask a training partner to help you.
The more you stick to writing on a consistent basis, the more you’ll get used to burst out ideas like a machine. Be proactive in your writing time; learn from your mistakes, monitor your behavior while writing. Don’t bother yourself editing while writing. You can divide writing as a phase and as soon as you reach completion, start the next stage which is editing. You might want to check The Elements of Style which is one of the top books in editing. After that, remember that when you’re writing, you’re having an artistic orientation, while when you’re editing, you’re more of an analytical person applying robust rules.
3-Learn about the industry
This tip is essential for any author. The more you learn, the better you’ll react to challenges in your career. Keep learning and adding to your knowledge. In Booktips we seek to nurture our authors with each and every piece of content we deliver. We’re inviting you to check our categories and begin enhancing your skills in marketing, adding to your knowledge in self-publishing and traditional one; in addition to increasing your expertise through learning about authors’ career.
Looking for inspiration? Well, there is nothing better than reading a delightful book to get your writing flow back to its natural spirit. Moreover, you can have a time of solitude for a while, reading a beautiful book just to take a break. You deserve it!
Additionally, your writing will grow to its maturity when you absorb more quality work. Reading extensively will guarantee an improvement in your writing and ideation. If you’re too busy to commit to reading a whole book, you can smartly enhance your consumption of quality-writing through reading articles and blog posts.
“It usually helps me write by reading — somehow the reading gear in your head turns the writing gear.” –Steven Wright
You deserve to take a break and chill out. All the stress associated with work, relationships and social life and added to that writing a book; will accumulate and hinder your progress. Here’s a survival tip, Meditate. Tons of research tackles the fascinating benefits of meditation. You might want to check these 8 Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Life. You feel grumpy this morning? No problem just Chill out!
6-Don’t Compare Yourself to Others!
Comparing yourself to other authors can be a way of giving you some metrics about how well you’re performing. However, it’s not meant to be a disappointment. Focus on learning from other author’s experiences rather than comparing your outcome with theirs.
7-Set SMART goals
You can fall into disappointment just because you did not set the proper goals. One of the most significant skills you need to develop as an author is to plan well. Additionally, you need to understand that goals are supposed to be a motivator, not a factor that hinders your progress and disappoints you. Consequently, your goals must be:
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-bound.
Don’t get me wrong. This has nothing to do with not challenging yourself. Your goals must motivate you and scare you, Which will help you stay Enthusiastic!
This conflict between the feeling that you want to give it your all, and write with every element of your being; and that different sense that drains you and pulls out the enthusiasm that you have- will always exist. The solution lies in your paper and pen and a lovely cup of coffee. Stay Enthusiastic!