Sounds ominous, right?

It is. But it’s easily overcome.

The biggest writing mistake you, and most everyone else, is making is…

Not spending enough time writing.

The only person who may be able to claim immunity from this mistake is Nora Roberts. Her “Butt in chair” rule works for her.

But what about the rest of us? How do we overcome this mistake.

We’re talking about productivity here.  Actually sitting down at the computer or grabbing your pen and notebook and writing each and every day. It’s the only way you’re going to get published.

An Action Plan

The only way to make sure your dreams of becoming a published, and paid, romance writer come true is to plan your career from the beginning.

So grab a pen and answer the following questions:

  • What do you want to accomplish?
  • How are you going to accomplish it?
  • When are you going to accomplish it?
  • How are you going to take real action to make your dreams a reality?

It Takes More than Wanting

Anyone can say they want to be a romance writer, and many people do. The difference between those who are published and those who are not is often how much work they put into it.

So I’m going to go first.  Here’s my goal and how I’m going to accomplish it.  My goal is to publish the book I’m currently working on, “Die Trying.” I’m in the editing and revision process and I’m going to polish a minimum of one chapter a week. I’ll post an occasional update so you can see I’m holding up my end of the bargain.

What is your goal and how are you going to accomplish it?