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Write a little each day rather than “going away” to write your book.
Stress is an author’s biggest enemy. When you attempt marathon writing, you’re putting an unrealistic burden on yourself. “What happens if I come back and my book isn’t written?”
Commit to write 45 minutes a day. This reduces stress and continuously reengages your subconscious mind.
Avoid unnecessary self-editing. It’s far more important to complete first draft of your book than to agonize over perfection of every word.
Editors will ensure that grammar is correct and ideas appear in proper order. But, they can’t do anything until you submit final manuscript.
9.Failure to promote
Publishers are not promoters. Publishers are skilled at editing, manufacturing, and distributing books. But, they are not set up to give your book marketing attention it deserves. A single publicist may represent over 100 books!
If you want your book to succeed, you have to promote it as well as write it.
10.Failure to backup and save
Save frequently when writing. Always save before printing. Never turn off your computer without making a copy of your files for off-premises storage. Never end a writing session without printing out a hard copy of latest version of chapter you’re writing.
11.Failure to plan future profits
Before writing your book, create a book marketing plan. Book sales should be just first step in an ongoing relationship with your readers. Your plan should identify opportunities from consulting, newsletters, audio/video recordings, seminars, speeches, and yearly updates etc.
A book can, indeed, change your life. But, you must take charge take a proactive role in promoting and leveraging its success.
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Roger C. Parker is the $32,000,000 author with over 1.6 million copies in print