You’ve probably already heard me say, “Schedule your book-writing appointments in your calendar for very specific times and keep these times sacred.”
Think of it as a hot date or a meeting with the President.
If something else comes up, ask yourself, “How will it impact my book to say ‘yes’ to this?” That question can get you back in touch with the risk you take when you blow off book-writing.
When Lisa Jesswein interviewed me on Positive Now on Empower Radio she mentioned that she writes the same time each week with her book-writing partner. Her partner couldn’t meet for the past two weeks but Lisa kept her “date” and wrote anyway. That’s the kind of consistency it takes to get the job done.
How do you maintain that kind of stick-to-it-iveness?
– Find yourself a writing buddy and hold each other accountable.
– Ask your life coach, business coach or mentor to hold you accountable.
– Hire a writing coach.
– Take a book writing class.
– Start your own book-writing group. If you don’t have anyone to ask, post at the library.
While professional support can be the most effective and efficient (and include additional benefits beyond accountability), if you’re on a budget, there are several ways to get your accountability free. So, no excuses.
Empower yourself right now and make a commitment on this blog post to get your accountability. How will you do it? (Or how are you getting that kind of support)? Share here.