Last week, I completed a big writing project. I finished working on expanding and updating a small eBook on email marketing that I’d written several years ago and turning it into an in-depth online course. (I’ll be releasing it soon!)
At the same time, I’ve been working to wrap up the first draft of a novel that I started writing at the end of last year. I’m not at the finish line yet, but this week I reached 52,000 words total.
Working on both these projects has tested my endurance. A big writing project comes with many more challenges than writing a blog post or a short story.
It requires far more motivation, especially on those days when it feels like you’ll never make it to the end of the project.
It requires far more time because you have to devote months to the project, not just a handful of days or weeks.
And it requires far more planning up front so you don’t end up overwhelmed and unsure how to move forward from one day to the next.
In today’s article, I’m sharing six strategies that have helped me overcome these challenges and work diligently on big projects from start to finish.
I hope these strategies will help you whether you’re working on a novel, a nonfiction book, a college thesis, an in-depth digital product, or any other type of big writing project.
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