I trust you are enjoying our series of Q&A where I respond to questions posed during my trainings, by coaching clients, and by readers just like you.

(If you missed the previous installments, go back and read Part 1 and Part 2.)

Let’s dive right in.

Question: How can I create deadlines when there are no external deadlines?

First, you must realize how you are wired.

Some people are self-motivated and some people need to be held accountable by others.

If you are self-motivated, then I’d suggest you get into a routine.

Every day, at the same time, write for the same amount of time.

For example: at 8 a.m. every day, you write for 15 minutes.

Then, get on with your day.

If you are externally motivated, then you must find an accountability partner.

That could be a writing mastermind partner, or a book coach, like me.

Many people feel that if they are responsible to another person, they will get the job done.

Question: How can I write with energy and not fall into using boring prose?

Here are ideas:

  • Write it anyway. Go back and revise on the edit. The most important thing you can do is to write on a consistent basis. Even if the writing sucks.
  • Read authors you admire. You’ll start to imitate their writing without realizing (I do that!).
  • Listen to music that pumps you up as you write.

NEXT: More questions from people just like you!

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