An interesting question was asked about indie authors and motivation. Without a boss of any kind, we make our own deadlines that are about as flexible as an overcooked noodle. It gets even harder when the person is a full-time author. So how does one stay on track as a solitary organism operation? Cloning? Train mice to do your bidding? Extra wives/husbands? Removing all feasible distractions from TV to ceiling fans to any length of string? Let’s see some ideas.
- A blog can help by making public goals that are either weekly or monthly. This creates a sense of accountability since you, hopefully, have people reading your blog. They will know if you slack off or aren’t writing at all. I would call this the ‘forging of guilt and shame’ path. At least you try to avoid those two things.
- Make a personal deadline for things. This…
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