Pitfalls of Writing

Step 3

I hope you enjoyed all of my blogs so far.  You have learnt how to keep motivated with knowing your why, you understand who your reader is and know how to structure your book.  The next step is to sit down and write.

Is it that easy?

Yes, writing is easy, you know what you are writing about and it is simply sitting down on a chair with a computer and write.

However, one of the major pitfalls that writers fall into that they are trying to write and edit at the same time.  I never go back over my work until the end.  I normally write a book with 28,000 words and it is only until then that I will re-read what I wrote.  Then I go over it, polish it up and then send it to my editor to have another look at it, then re-write after the editor has been through it. There is a system.

Producing a completed book comes in 5 stages:-

  1. Planning
  2. Writing
  3. Editing / Proofreading
  4. Formatting
  5. Publishing

I believe the common mistake is that writers are trying to think about the first 4 stages at the same time.  This will leave you with an unfinished manuscript sitting on your desk for months and even years!

98% of people want to write a book and only 3% ever publish a book.  Don’t let that happen to you.

DO NOT WRITE AND EDIT at the same time.

If you follow the process you will find yourself with a finished book which you are proud of.

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Happy writing.