Book writing: the problems

Writing your book: the problems you might be experiencing while trying to get on with it

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Peter Cook, when told by a dinner companion that he was writing a book, said “Neither am I.” – it’s clever and funny…and it expresses a very common situation. Is that the book-writing situation you’re in?

Many things can get in the way of writing your book. Here are just a few:

  • too busy
  • time flying by
  • not sure how to start
  • lack of confidence in writing ability
  • perfectionism: writing bits then throwing them all away
  • not making it a high enough priority
  • lack of clarity and direction
  • too ambitious scale of project
  • pessimism about chances of success
  • worry about difficulty in getting published

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