All my life I wanted to write a book. At first I wrote four books that agents and publishers all rejected.
I thought the hard part was getting a book accepted. Having someone like me.
But this wasn’t the hard part at all. Anyone who is persistent will get that part done.
These were the hard parts. So hard it’s probably cost me years of my life and definitely much happiness.
But I survived. And you can also. Awareness is the key.
Writing is boring. It’s unnatural. It’s basically sitting and staring at a scream and typing into a keyboard.
Three activities that our ancient ancestors for hundreds of thousands of years never did. We did not evolve in order to write books.
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B) NO DISTRACTIONS
Because of the above, I always had to create an environment of zero distractions.
For my very first book, my family went to stay with my in-laws and I spent two weeks locked in my house and did nothing but write.
I turned off Internet, no TV, nothing. Just wrote. This was very hard. I’m too used to being distracted. It’s natural to be distracted.
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