The One Thing You Need to Succeed on Kindle Is...

by tomcam
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  • | actual book. I bought all the How to Succeed on Kindle products, including one that costs $1,000. They're all pretty good. Except I didn't have, you know... a book.

We all hear how everyone has a book in inside of us. I have decided to pull that bad boy out.

I started 3 days ago with a plan to write 2,000 words a day. A novel is 60,000 words long at minimum. At that rate I should be able to complete my first novel in a month.

Yesterday I skipped (Thanksgiving, is the excuse) so today I did double. I'm on schedule, with 8,400 words written.

As a successful marketer (pompous yet?) one of my most effective techniques is to start the day asking "What can I do specifically that will get me closer to my current goal by the end of the day?" Normally, for example, reading posts like this won't qualify :-O

We feel that as writers we have to wait until inspiration hits. Um... no. We have to get words on the screen so we can ultimately get food on the table. I take about 20 minutes to think up or write down the day's action, then go.

It's grim and about as much fun as going on a diet. But hell, I don't like manually posting press releases either.
#great american novel #kindle #productivity #work habits #writing
  • Profile picture of the author SeoDemon
    great plan, i hope it works for you, but really you bought a $1000 product about kindle ?? :0
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  • Profile picture of the author Henry White
    I don't have a quota or time-limit but generally have been writing for three or four hours by the time my neighbors are leaving for their day jobs. That might not be "inspiration" to you but it damned sure should be "motivation" enough!

    One trivial antidote to that "staring at a blank screen syndrome" comes indirectly from reading the initial paragraphs of articles and chapters from one of the most prolific writers ever: Isaac Asimov. He simply started writing the task at hand from wherever he was, whatever was going on around him at the time.

    Another columnist/author who uses a similar device is Thomas L. Friedman of The New York Times.-I think a lot of people are annoyed by the "gratuitous" name dropping as elitist, but it almost always is pertinent -even if he does over do it at times.

    If you need to, find something that works for you to get the
    barriers and get the words flowing onto the screen and into a file! You can always edit later - but only if you have something to edit.
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