The surprising secret to finishing your book
An opportunity for aspiring novelists
Are you writing a novel? Is this the year you finally hope to finish your book?
While I’m a non-fiction writer, and self-publishing adventure guide, I know some of you might be wanting to write a novel or have already started one. So if fiction is your genre, read on!
If this is the year you want to finish your novel, improve your writing skills, and learn a lot about publishing, I have an opportunity I wanted to tell you about. Novelist Ginny Yttrup is launching the Fiction Crafters Cohort this week! Sign up closes in less than 48 hours so click on over there right now!
Ginny is an award-winning traditionally and independently published novelist, writing coach, and developmental editor.
This one-year guided course and cohort is designed for the writer ready for progress. You can learn more about this incredible opportunity here. In this writing cohort, you’ll learn and grow, and get your novel written! You’ll be part of a group of writers who will join you on your journey to get your book finished! Ginny will guide you from premise to published. And as my gift to you, use the code KERIWYATTKENT to get 10 percent off your registration fee!
Every week, I talk to people who desperately want to finish writing the book of their dreams. Their book might be a messy manuscript, or a few scribbled notes. It might be two brilliant chapters but then a testament to their loss of momentum.
The secret to finishing a book is embracing two seemingly contradictory practices: spend time alone. Then, spend time in community. Rinse and repeat.
First, the alone part. Many writers are introverts who find it easier to put their thoughts on paper than to speak them aloud, especially to someone other than their dog. They embrace spending time alone, scribbling their thoughts. It’s just they have trouble finishing what they’ve started. Or they need a little help structuring the plot or developing characters.
The first step toward writing a book is to simply schedule time to sit down and write. You won’t “find” time. You won’t “get inspired” so stop waiting for that. Schedule a specific time each day or each week, and make it your non-negotiable writing appointment.
But almost every writer finds it hard to stay motivated. They need encouragement, accountability and direction. They need the community of other writers. The surprising secret to finishing a book is to connect with others who can support and encourage you in your goal.
If you’re writing a novel, you can find all of that (plus tips on strategic writing, developing a publishing plan, marketing your book and more) at the Fiction Crafters Cohort.
I’m excited to be a part of Ginny’s team for this cohort. I’ll be leading two sessions on self-publishing for this group. Sign up today and be sure to use the code KERIWYATTKENT to get 10 percent off your registration fee.
P.S. If you’re writing a non-fiction book, it’s not too late to join the Powerful Story Writers’ Group, which also starts this week. Learn more here.
P.P.S. If you’re not a fiction writer but know someone who is, please forward this newsletter to them!