I have so many books on the drawing board . . . the drawing board . . . each time I say that phrase, it actually makes me want to draw. Then, these thoughts tangent to sketching in my art journals; which causes those thoughts to tangent into art journaling projects and working on other mixed-media work. Do you see how my mind shuffles from one thing to another like that? I know I’m not alone . . .
. . . which is most likely why so many of us have so many unfinished works . . .
- It’s Time To Finish Your Book: 9 Productivity Tips for Writers
- Holly Lisle: Writer: How to Finish a Novel
- The #1 Reason You’ll Never Finish Writing Your Novel
- 5 Writing Tips for Finishing Your Book on Time
The first book on my list to finish isn’t my novel, but rather an update to my couponing book. I’ve been asked to do this by a number of people for a few months, so this is my priority. I want to finish it before going to Florida in April, too, so I can bring some swag down there to help promote its launch. I figure, I’ll be on the other side of the country for a week . . . why not use that as an opportunity, right? RIGHT. (C. Hope Clark’s Book, The Shy Writer: Reborn helped me see things from that perspective.)
I keep a tracking notebook for all my book projects to help keep me organized (my portable “drawing board,” if you will) . . . I need to revisit it this weekend and make a more permanent schedule for the rest of 2014. That way, I’ll be a FINISHER!