Many people are eager to be writers due to perceived advantages. However, authors have their own set of challenges that may drain creativity and productivity. When considering a career path in publishing industry, there are many challenges that you must be prepared to face. Fortunately, if you choose to self-publish your writing, you can save a lot of time and headaches as you won’t always be waiting on a publisher to review your content and give it the go-ahead for printing.
With that in mind, we are going to take a look at some of the challenges an author faces:
Writer’s Block- writer’s block is simply a difficulty to write and it’s not always due to the lack of ideas. You may have many promising concepts, but it’s difficult to arrange an ideal narration and storyline. If not addressed immediately, writer’s block can be debilitating. Many authors take a few days of rest and they may do things unrelated to writing or reading. Exercise, small home improvement projects, or gardening can set up the right mental condition to allow authors to write effectively again.
A Lack Of Ideas- many writers are eager to write, but an original, fresh idea is elusive. A plot or twist may feel a tad too ordinary. A common way to solve this is by spending some time in nature without any conscious intention to find an inspiration or idea.
Too Many Directions- distractions can the most direct and immediate challenge right off the bat. We are living in a digital society with so many online and offline distractions. It’s enticing to open just one more tab on your web browser and spend hours on irrelevant things. An effective way to avoid this is to disconnect your PC or laptop from the Internet connection and put your smartphone in another room. Be committed to allocate 60 minutes fully on your writing tasks, before allowing yourself to get distracted briefly.
Lack Of Time- regardless of your hard work, there never seem to be enough hours in the day. Time budgeting is essential for authors to manage deadlines. Break down larger tasks into smaller, more manageable chunks and make sure that you can complete at least a few small tasks each day.
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