i need to write

i need to write

It’s enraging that at the time in my life when I truly need to write, somehow I worry if I’m still able to.
So many excuses.

I need to write
Here’s what you’ll learn about how long it takes to write a book:
It can take anywhere from 2 months to a full year to write a book depending on the word count, how often you write, and how much you’re actually writing each session. A good rule of thumb is to allot at least 4 months to write a book.

I need to write
28. Headline analyzer
If your headline doesn’t grab a reader, it’s going to be tough to build an audience. There is a science behind great headlines. It takes time and effort to come up with good ones. I like to use CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer to improve mine. There are other services like this but I like their UI, and the data seems spot on.
39. Bowker (ISBN)
I decided to buy my ISBN. Amazon will create a free one for you, but it comes with some restrictions. Again, this is an area talked about all over the web. If you decide to get your own, you should head over to Bowker. Since I needed one for my eBook and a printed copy I bought a bundle of ten ISBNs. I figure I will use them up over time and this was a much better deal.

I need to write
The question, “Why do you write?” often tempts a flippant response. I’ve heard (and given) answers like, “Because,” “You might as well ask me why I breathe,” or “Why not?” which are all kind of a cop-out. (I’m aiming that at myself, by the way, lest I ruffle any feathers.)
I want you armed better than that, which is why I’m writing this post.

I need to write

  • Honors the reader for his investment of time and money.
  • Is the best of all your options. If it comes down to clever, quirky, or emotional, always aim for the heart.
  • Keeps your hero on stage till the last word.
  • Your story idea didn’t hold up
  • You couldn’t overcome procrastination
  • You feared your writing wasn’t good enough
  • You ran out of ideas and had no idea what to do next