Use Simple Mathematics to Write Your Next Novel

One of the greatest difficulties for a writer is the novel. Be it fiction or non-fiction, many authors hesitate to get involved. Sometimes, the largest intimidation isn’t editors or agents, it’s the thought of the commitment.

“I’ll Never Get It Done”

One hundred thousand words. A simple number simply comprised of six numeric digits.

However, when you sit before a blank screen or piece of paper, the zeros multiply. Suddenly, six digits become nine, then twelve.

It’s automatic panic, the thought of the time it’s going to take. The months and months of endless writing and editing and often, researching the topic. The estimate we give ourselves leaps from a few months to a few years, in anxiety, we might even believe we’ll never complete the work.

Sometimes we shudder to contemplate the harsh realities of so many words, we forget to listen to the creative voice inside. That’s when it’s time to slow the pace and concentrate on what is realistic and what is ridiculous.

A looming screen can make many writers back away, and return to thoughts of writing instead of the act itself. For many, there is nothing more frightening than a blank screen or piece of paper.

I=NS (Interest = Novel Success)

Forget what’s popular, forget what’s trendy. Your writing must interest you. You should enjoy researching and reading your piece. Most writers forget that they play dual-roles in their craft. Not only are they writers, they are readers. Understanding this fact can make self-editing, even in the most brutal fashion, painless and easy.

If you are drawn into your novel’s plot, your subject matter, it will show. If your characters are diverse and deep, readers will adore them. All of this, along with a genre and plot you are interested in, will give you a wonderful piece when you are through.

Time Is Of The Importance:

This is the main body of many writing fears. The time. You really can give yourself a good idea of what you can write with a simple equation. While no writer can guarantee uninterrupted writing sessions, knowing your abilities is key.

One of the greatest difficulties for a writer is the novel. Be it fiction or non-fiction, many authors hesitate to get involved. Sometimes, the largest intimidation isn’t editors or agents, it’s the thought of the commitment.

“I’ll Never Get It Done”

One hundred thousand words. A simple number simply comprised of six numeric digits.

However, when you sit before a blank screen or piece of paper, the zeros multiply. Suddenly, six digits become nine, then twelve.

It’s automatic panic, the thought of the time it’s going to take. The months and months of endless writing and editing and often, researching the topic. The estimate we give ourselves leaps from a few months to a few years, in anxiety, we might even believe we’ll never complete the work.

Sometimes we shudder to contemplate the harsh realities of so many words, we forget to listen to the creative voice inside. That’s when it’s time to slow the pace and concentrate on what is realistic and what is ridiculous.

A looming screen can make many writers back away, and return to thoughts of writing instead of the act itself. For many, there is nothing more frightening than a blank screen or piece of paper.

I=NS (Interest = Novel Success)

Forget what’s popular, forget what’s trendy. Your writing must interest you. You should enjoy researching and reading your piece. Most writers forget that they play dual-roles in their craft. Not only are they writers, they are readers. Understanding this fact can make self-editing, even in the most brutal fashion, painless and easy.

If you are drawn into your novel’s plot, your subject matter, it will show. If your characters are diverse and deep, readers will adore them. All of this, along with a genre and plot you are interested in, will give you a wonderful piece when you are through.

Time Is Of The Importance:

This is the main body of many writing fears. The time. You really can give yourself a good idea of what you can write with a simple equation. While no writer can guarantee uninterrupted writing sessions, knowing your abilities is key.