May 25, 2024

by Rich Nilsen,

what's holding you back?Aspiring writers, what is holding you back from meeting your goals as an author? That is not only the question of the day, it is the critical question for all writers who are simply not getting the job done. Why isn’t that manuscript you always wanted to write finished by now? Why haven’t you started on that great idea for a book?

Possible obstacles may include:

  • Lack of confidence
  • Failure to get started
  • Wasting time on social networks
  • Watching television
  • [Insert your own obstacle here]

Before you do anything else today, stop and think. Just what is it that is weighing you down as an author? You know what it is, so address the issue. In an overwhelming majority of cases, the solution is going to be fairly simple: do the opposite, gain valuable time as a result…and then get started writing.

2 thoughts on “What is holding you back?

  1. If I were less busy, I’d be more productive.

    The collary question is also a good one: what pushes you to write? Aspiring authors might get some traction pondering tthat question.

    1. Excellent point James. Why do you write? should be another blog post. As for being busy, that is not an easy thing to change in this day and age. It’s all about priorities, a plan and eliminating distractions.

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