The Real Reason You’re Not Meeting Your Writing Goals

What is writing?

Don’t worry — we’re not trying to get all existential on you.

It’s just that writing a novel covers a lot of different types of activities, from planning your characters, to researching your setting, to revising each chapter for pacing and flow.

Most writers fight with themselves because they make a goal to “write” without defining what kind of writing they’re doing. The mentality you need for planning is very different from the one you need for revising.

If you sit down to write without a clearly defined intention, you end up playing tug-of-war with your focus. Here’s how to stop doing that so you can meet your writing goals and spend your energy on your story, not on trying to wrangle your own brain!

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