3 Excuses Stopping You From Finishing Your Book & How to Overcome Them (Plus a Free Planner)

www.prettiebirdie.com 3 Excuses Stopping You From Finishing Your Book & How to Overcome Them

The time has come. Actually, the time has come, gone, and come back again.  The time in your life where you know that you have to get your book done has been hanging over your head for years. Every year it's on your to do list, and every year you've let it go undone.  Not this year! This is  the year you must get your book in print.

Sure, it sounds nice but the year is half way gone and still no book. 

It’s not that you don’t recognize the benefits, or that you don’t want to have a published author on your resume. You just struggle with it, and probably for the same reasons many other  writers do. 

You don’t have time.

We all know this is the top reason. Everyone is busy. We all get that. But that’s not a good excuse when it comes to finishing your book. 

Take the time to make the time to write that book. You should be prioritizing your day to accommodate the important things, like writing your book. Maybe that means getting up 30 minutes earlier for a focused (if short) writing stint every morning, or turning off the television after dinner so you can write, or even setting aside several hours each Sunday morning until your book is done. Honestly, it doesn't sound like much but the time you devote to this will add up and before you know it, your book will be done. 

The point is, you must make this a priority. Block out the time in your calendar, and treat that time as sacred. Pretend it’s an appointment with your most important client, and do not allow anything to get in the way of keeping it.

Get started right now with my free Book Brainstorming Planner. This planner is awesome because it gives up step by step instructions on how to get your book done.  Work through the planner to get a better idea of what to do to turn that finished book from dream into reality. 

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You can’t write.

Many, many people claim they cannot write; yet when you look at their blogs, there are hundreds of posts. What it really means when someone says they can’t write is that they don’t like to for whatever reason.

Luckily, you have plenty of options for overcoming this particular hurdle. Hire a ghostwriter. Start with PLR. Re-purpose your blog posts into a book (Darren Rowse of Problogger.net did this with great success).

And if all else fails, speak. Use software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking, or simply record using your favorite MP3 app and then have it transcribed.

You can’t organize a long project like a book.

Ok, so you’re great with blog posts, and you don’t mind writing them, but the thought of writing an entire book makes you stare at your blank screen like a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming car. It's intimidating to think about, but you can do this.

If you can write a blog post, you can write an entire series of books. The process is all the same, after all. It’s just putting words into sentences, sentences into paragraphs, and so on. It starts with one word. Really, all of the books ever written, started with just one word. 

But if you really feel you can’t manage a long project, then an outline is going to be your best friend. Start with a broad overview of your project, and then break it down by sections, then chapters. Make notes about what you’ll cover in each, and then it’s just a matter of filling in the blanks. I used to hate outlines until I figured out that they help so much. It's easier to see the bare bones of your idea in front of you first, and then just have build on it. 

There are so many reasons to write a book. It’s important for establishing your expertise, for growing your audience, and for solidifying your message.  You have a story inside of you that the whole world needs to hear, but none of that will happen if you don’t actually write it. So it’s time to get beyond your hurdles and get your book done.

If you need an extra push getting your book done, you can enter your information below to get my FREE Book Brainstorming Planner.  It's 21 pages of step by step instructions that will take you from beginning to the end of your book.  

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