Most people I meet feel either they have a book inside them or that they'd never dare to write one.
The first group I'm always intrigued to know how they're doing and the second group I always want to know what's stopping them.
I've no idea where you are with regard to writing a book but you may well have begun one, then given up. I'm sure for you that hurts and/or proves that you couldn't but it isn't an uncommon place to be.
Certainly I've been there and I've only made my way to becoming a published author because of stubbornness, bloody mindedness and a mad belief in myself.
How to survive writing a book: 5 strategies
- Be kind to yourself - award yourself, chocolate, warm socks, alcohol(not too much) or whatever it takes to keep up your motivation.
- Find support - if that doesn't exist around you because you're hiding it from your friends, family colleagues, then go online and join forums, (dare I suggest you join Writer's Little Book Club).
- Understand you need help - if not with the writing, then with the editing, printing, build your author's website etc etc.
- Remember Rome wasn't built in a day - you'll have times it's more difficult to write, times you want to take a break from the manuscript.
- Accept you're a hero - for beginning, for keeping going and for finishing.
95% of the population never make the effort to begin let alone to finish. So award yourself gold stars for every day you keep at it.
Whatever you do - keep on writing.
You can download a longer free article on the 5 strategies at http://www.writerslittlebook.co.uk/