Easier said than done, these points are… but sometimes, we need reminders. Yoda said it best: “Try not! Do, or do not. There is no try.” Be like Yoda. Become a Writing Jedi in 2015.
5 Things to Stop Doing (If You Really Want to Finish Writing Your Novel)
by Kevin Kaiser
Your novel isn’t going to write itself (I mean, if it were, it probably would have finished itself a long time ago!). Here are the five things you need to stop doing immediately if you want turn yourself into someone who stops asking questions about how to write a manuscript and starts bragging to friends about how you completed your manuscript.
1. Nix the excuses.
We get it, life is busy and writing is hard work sometimes. Still, excuses never changed anything, never inspired anybody, and never made any dreams a reality. Goals like writing a novel don’t die on their own. We suffocate them with our excuses.
2. Stop trying.
Your novel needs less “trying” and more “doing” from you. Like Yoda said, Do or do not. There is no try.